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January 7, 2013  5:35 PM

Is that “brand-new” or “bran-new”? And why do we say it, anyway?

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic speech and grammar, archaic words and phrases, common misspellings, common phrases, grammar history

  Which is correct? If you're designing a ________ data center, green tech should be a priority. a. brand-new b....

December 12, 2012  1:38 AM

Christmas vs. Xmas

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, grammar history, grammar wars, holiday names

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

December 6, 2012  8:26 PM

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

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ampersands, Chicago Manual of Style, CIO, company names, grammar history

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


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