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Defuse Diffuse

I want to defuse (the use of) diffuse in its place before it diffuses.

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Wait, what?

Lake Superior State University in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan has published its list of banished words for 2022. The number one offender is the phrase, “Wait, what?” I congratulate them on their choice. I also think it has become an … Continue reading

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Neologisms by Year

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary site has a tool that you can use to find out which words were first used in print in the year you were born. Of course, you can use it to find out which words were first … Continue reading

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Idioms

I wasn’t sure how to kick off this post, so I’ve been skirting the problem. Now I’ve decided to stop beating around the bush and take the bull by the horns. The objective is to get to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Bring and Take

Grammar of the Day – Bring and Take I imagine this conversation in front of a restaurant where two people have just had lunch and they’re getting on with the rest of the workday: Person One, handing Person Two a … Continue reading

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