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May, 2013

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May 29, 2013  3:32 PM

Is that a C change or a sea change?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business jargon, eggcorn, meanings of common expressions

Which is correct?

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May 23, 2013  8:30 PM

The difference between “onto” and “on to”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
one word or two, onto vs. on to

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May 15, 2013  1:20 PM

Oxymorons that don’t hold up to even cursory scrutiny



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, oxymorons, word meanings

Which is correct?

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May 15, 2013  10:26 AM

As you requested, per and as per



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Affectations, Bryan A. Garner, business jargon, CIO, word choice, word meaning

Which is correct?

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May 12, 2013  12:02 PM

Is it Mother’s Day, Mothers’ Day or Mothers Day?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
possession, spelling holiday names

Which is correct? In honor of __________, we'll be selling flowers in the lobby. a. Mother's Day b. Mothers' Day c. Mothers Day

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May 11, 2013  9:10 PM

Things you can do when you get to a bridge: Cross, burn or jump



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly misused expressions, malaphors, meanings of common expressions

Which is correct? We'll _____ that bridge when we come to it. a. cross b. burn c. jump off Continued...

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May 8, 2013  6:10 PM

Underlying and underlining — two different words, completely different meanings



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misunderstood terms, confused words, eggcorns

Which is correct? Debating climate change with steadfast contrarians is pointless because their ___________ beliefs are not based on scientific data. a. underlining b. underlying


May 3, 2013  2:09 PM

Tie me over vs. tide me over; also: the importance of fact-checking



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused terms, meanings of common expressions

Which is correct? I forgot to buy coffee last night and now this single cup will have to ___________ until the store opens. a. tie me over b. tide me over


May 1, 2013  5:20 PM

A homage or an homage?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
a or an, Affectations, CIO, Google poll, pronunciation

Which is correct? The monument, built to resemble a giant iPhone, was created as _______ to Steve Jobs. a. an homage b. a homage


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