A few stolen minutes out of your day to talk words and communication, because punctuation is more than confetti and you’ve always wondered if you should teach your dog to “lay” or “lie” down. Words. Language. Human communication. Everything begins there.
I’m ready for your moments of temporary hesitation or bewilderment. The English language can be difficult, but who says talking about it can’t be educational and entertaining?
I want to talk about monsters. A scary story can be fun any time of year, but especially near Halloween. It’s good to know that a collection of ravens is an “unkindness” and a collection of crows is a “murder.” It’s good to know that there are these things called “ghost words,” which are typos in […]
Just in the (k)nick of time, let’s talk about how you spell that “(k)nick” in the “(k)nick of time.” Is it spelled N-I-C-K or is it K-N-I-C-K? What’s your first reaction? Let’s see if you’re right. This is episode 5, and I’m having fun with this series of language tips for the curious or confused. […]
This is episode 4, and I’ve got another question for you: Is the expression “you’ve got another think coming” or “you’ve got another thing coming”? Former President Barack Obama and Judas Priest are tied up in the answer, but before I get to it, I wanted to give a special shout out to my new […]
This is episode 3 of the Words You Should Know podcast, and it’s time to take a step back. So what am I doing here? Here’s a hint: it’s more than teaching you that you want your football team to have a “disinterested” ref rather than an “uninterested” ref. And this podcast is more than […]
The Words You Should Know podcast. A few stolen minutes out of your day to talk words and communication. This is episode 2, and I’m already loving the feedback I’m getting from you. I appreciate how many of you have already subscribed to my podcast or reached out with questions for future episodes. Without further […]
Here it is, folks. Season one, episode number one of the Words You Should Know Podcast. First came the blog, then came the indie book, then came the traditional publishing deal (shout-out to Get a Grip on Your Grammar, Career Press, 2017). Now, it’s time for my next project. Words. Language. Communication. Let’s do this […]