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Grammar Girl: What’s your favorite word and why? Natalie Jenner: “Exacting.” Because it sounds just as it means, and that level of exactitude is also part of its meaning, making it all very “box of cornflakes on the cover of the box of cornflakes” stuff. [block:...
- April 02, 2020
As we continue to persist in this new version of normal, it's likely many of us will experience a sense of isolation and disconnection. Practicing social distancing and working remotely can make the idea of relationships—human connection—feel like a thing of the past. But as we all...
- March 30, 2020
Fake news sites have seen a drastic increase recently. These sites have always been around, but in a startling trend, they are becoming more and more mainstream. These sites create fake content with enticing headlines designed to encourage readers to click on them or, even better, share based on...
- March 27, 2020
A follower named Corinne McKay asked me to do a segment on the difference between the words “uncharted” and “unchartered.” So here you go. The word you usually want is “uncharted.” It’s just the prefix “un-“ with the word “charted...
- March 26, 2020
Check out the episodes below for QDT's top grammar lessons and tips, sure to be enjoyed by parents and children alike. You can listen to the podcast with the embedded player or click the link to read the transcript. These are just a selection. Find the entire archive with hundreds of articles...
- March 26, 2020
This article was updated and republished on March 25, 2020. Transcript text may not match the podcast audio. A while back, I ran across a tweet from B.J. Novak (aka, Ryan from TV's The Office) stating: "The misuse of the word 'exponentially' has increased dramatically.” If...
- March 25, 2020
Here at QDT, a large portion of our audience is parents with kids still living under their roof. A lot of our content is geared toward providing tips and tricks for those families for living healthier, happier, more productive lives, individually and together. As a parent, you might have recently...
- March 25, 2020
Writing this post is eerily familiar to one I wrote at the end of 2008, just a few months after I became the host of the Money Girl podcast. The Great Recession, which lasted from the end of 2007 to the summer of 2009, was getting real. The show was a response to many questions I received about how...
- March 25, 2020
Working remotely is not a new concept. According to CNBC, as of 2018, roughly 70 percent of the global workforce was working remotely at least once per week. But for most, working remotely is a complement to, not a replacement for, days in an office. Yet, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic...
- March 24, 2020
Right now, you can't browse the internet, watch TV, or even have a conversation with friends or coworkers without hearing about COVID-19. Coronavirus seems to be all we can think and talk about. Public messages take all kinds of forms—informed logic, panicked alarm, stubborn denial, and...
- March 20, 2020
You’re probably seeing the word “canceled” a lot right now, but should it be spelled with one L or two?  Well, it depends on where you live. “Canceled” with one L is more common in American English, and “cancelled” with two L...
- March 19, 2020
As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, we all find ourselves in uncharted territory. Stories from around the globe spark everything from anxiety about the unknown to hope as we witness the resiliency of the human spirit. None of us have lived through an event of this global magnitude before. The sheer...
- March 18, 2020
Grammar Girl: What’s your favorite word and why? Mary Cecilia Jackson: Oh, how I love "quicksilver!"  It’s just another name for mercury, but it’s so beautiful and evocative that it sounds like something out of a fairy tale. At once liquid and metal, shining and...
- March 17, 2020
"Hunker" is a word that's been popping up a lot lately, and readers have asked what it means. What it means to hunker down You're most likely to hear "hunker" followed by the word "down," especially when people are talking about settling in to ride out a...
- March 16, 2020
  The name of the coronavirus disease that emerged in late 2019 is not capitalized because most disease names aren't unless they are named after a person or a region. For example, influenza, diabetes, and cancer also aren't capitalized. The other official name for coronavirus disease...
- March 13, 2020

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