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November 7, 2012  11:40 AM

Which is larger: a 180 degree change or a 360 degree change?

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Which is correct?
IT consumerization represents a _______ change in the flow of technology innovation — a complete reversal of the way it used to go.
a. 180 degree
b. 360 degree
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November 5, 2012  7:45 PM

How is “RFID” pronounced?

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Which is correct?
An enhanced driver’s license contains _______ that allows authorities to pull up your data.
a. a RFID tag
b. an RFID tag
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November 3, 2012  2:28 PM

To whit or to wit?

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Which is correct?
According to Peter Cohan, there are six reasons Facebook stock is only worth $7, _____: competing objectives, slowing growth, conflicted ownership structure, weak monetization, lack of user privacy and overvalued shares.
a. to wit
b. to whit
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November 2, 2012  12:53 PM

Disinterested or uninterested?

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Which is correct?
According to some critics, Google is _________ in fixing YouTube flaws.
a. uninterested
b. disinterested
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November 1, 2012  1:13 PM

Misplaced modifiers and dangling participles

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Which is correct?
a. As a quick and easy way to share content, I recommend Dropbox.
b. I recommend Dropbox as a quick and easy way to share content.

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October 31, 2012  12:36 PM

Halloween (or Hallowe’en) history, trivia and a quiz

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Which is correct?
_________ is here and you know what that means — cybercriminals have set up bait sites for SEO poisoning.
a. Hallowe’en
b. Halloween

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October 30, 2012  8:16 PM

Should you capitalize “president”?

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Which is correct?
The CEO is often the _______ of the company.
a. President
b. president

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October 29, 2012  1:52 PM

What was the first word transmitted on the Internet?

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The first word transmitted on the Internet, on Oct. 29, 1969, was “lo.” The funny thing is, it was accidental. What word did they intend to type?

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October 29, 2012  11:27 AM

Combined words and Lewis Carroll

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Which is correct?

What do you call words like phablet,  Kinect and electrocute, that are each made up of parts of two words?
a. retronyms
b. portmanteaus
c. anacronyms

Bonus questions: What two words are each of those made from?
a. phablet = ______ + ________
b. Kinect = _______ + ________
c. electrocute = _______ + _______

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October 26, 2012  3:03 PM

“myriad” or “a myriad of”?

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Which is correct?
Phablets are among ________ new gadgets introduced in the last few years.
a. myriad
b. a myriad of

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