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Grammar Girl's Top 3

Every week I see interesting stories about language, grammar, punctuation, and usage. These were my favorites last week. 

By
Mignon Fogarty,
August 24, 2013

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3. I Feel Like... An interesting linguistic take on why women say "I feel like..." more often than men. I found this particularly interesting because during our website redesign, I found myself writing "I feel like..." a lot (I feel like this font isn't right) and made a conscious effort to be less "feely" and more direct. (h/t @stancarey)

2. A Nose for Words. An engrossing essay by a frog-leg chopper who grew to love words while studying for the SAT.  (h/t @jessesheidlower)

1. How to Be a Reasonable Prescriptivist. "Six Steps" from Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper, who is quickly becoming my favorite usage writer.

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