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December 12, 2012  2:15 AM

Santa Claus’s sleigh or Santa Claus’ sleigh?

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Which is correct?
On December 24th, a lot of children can be found gazing out windows for a glimpse of _________ sleigh.
a. Santa Claus’
b. Santa Claus’s

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December 12, 2012  1:38 AM

Christmas vs. Xmas

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Which is correct?
There are a lot of holidays in December, not just ______ but also Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year, Santa Lucia Day and sometimes Ramadan.
a. Xmas
b. Christmas

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December 11, 2012  4:52 PM

Is that a factoid or a bit of trivia?

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Which is correct?
Here’s a ___________: The NORAD Santa tracker was developed as a result of a wrong number call to NORAD’s commander-in-chief’s operations hotline.
a. bit of seasonal trivia
b. seasonal factoid

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December 10, 2012  5:58 PM

Facts vs. factoids

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Which is correct?
A commonly stated ______: Apple’s corporate address is 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, Ca.
a. factoid
b. fact

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December 6, 2012  8:26 PM

Do you use an ampersand in company names? Bonus: The fascinating history of the ampersand

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Which is correct?
__________________ is promoting eBooks as “instant gifts.”
a. Barnes & Noble
b. Barnes and Noble

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December 6, 2012  11:35 AM

‘Tis the season or t’is the season?

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Which is correct?
Be careful shopping online: According to security experts, ____ the season for identity theft.
a. ’tis
b. t’is

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December 5, 2012  3:55 PM

Why “how come”?

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Which is correct?
a. How come male CIOs are still making more money than women in comparable positions?
b. Why are male CIOs still making more money than women in comparable positions?

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December 4, 2012  8:40 PM

Nouning: Disconnect or disconnection?

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Which is correct?
BYOD policies often illustrate a significant ________ between administrators and employees.

a. disconnect
b. disconnection

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December 3, 2012  3:26 PM

Devote vs. devout

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Which is correct?
Ray Bradbury was a _______ Luddite but he allowed Fahrenheit 451 to be produced as an eBook — although it was only because his publishers refused to resign him without his consent to digital rights.
a. devout
b. devote

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November 30, 2012  3:30 PM

threshold or threshhold?

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Which is correct?
The Scottish tradition of first-footing involves being the first person to step across a friend or neighbor’s _______ after midnight on January 1.
a. threshold
b. threshhold

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