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March 24, 2014  11:53 AM

“Over” vs. “more than” — apparently, it was a thing



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, numbers, word choice

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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February 1, 2013  1:43 PM

appropriate vs. expropriate



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, commonly confused words, word choice, word meanings

Which is correct? I just have one question, before we adjourn: Who ____________ the X-Box from the lounge? a. appropriated b. expropriated

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December 11, 2012  4:52 PM

Is that a factoid or a bit of trivia?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, word choice, word meanings, word origins

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...


December 10, 2012  5:58 PM

Facts vs. factoids



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly misunderstood terms, word choice, word meanings

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


December 4, 2012  8:40 PM

Nouning: Disconnect or disconnection?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, verbs and nouns, word choice

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


November 21, 2012  2:14 PM

Fine distinctions: “few” vs. “a few”



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, common sentence errors, common writing errors, ESL, word choice

  Which is correct? Because online security is still far from perfect, there are _____ things to consider before launching into Cyber Monday shopping. a. few b. a few


November 2, 2012  12:53 PM

Disinterested or uninterested?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
grammar wars, tricky grammar questions, word choice, word meanings

  Which is correct? According to some critics, Google is _________ in fixing YouTube flaws. a. uninterested b. disinterested


October 4, 2012  2:24 PM

The “so-called” problem



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
ambiguity, expressions to avoid, word choice

Which is preferable? 1. Encryption is the conversion of data into so-called ciphertext, which cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people. 2. Encryption is the conversion of data into a form called 


September 26, 2012  1:23 PM

“Healthy” vs. “healthful” and the problem of audience standards



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, ESL, grammar wars, health information, health IT, synonyms, word choice

Which is correct? With dinner guests due to arrive within the hour, I started browsing through Pinterest looking for quick and _______ recipes. a. healthful b. healthy


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