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When is the last time you really tried hard to become the bane of someone's existence? Maybe you're not trying hard enough. Or maybe you have forwarded one too many emails in your time and you have a whole village somewhere with torches at the ready for the next time you send them...
- December 29, 2008
This is a podcast that talks about writing, but today we're going to turn that order around and talk about podcasting that writing of yours. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, children’s stories or tales for adults, podcasting your work is a great way to share it with the...
- December 26, 2008
One episode just wasn't enough.  Here we are again for another round of financial manners in the workplace.  Lunch Time  You will probably be able to figure out where this is headed. So I'm not going to mince words. It is lunch time and you are starving, but...
- December 22, 2008
Hello, and welcome to a special joint episode of Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and Legal Lad’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a More Lawful Life. Grammar Girl here. Today’s topic is illegal versus unlawful. Here's a question from Jed in Washington, D.C...
- December 19, 2008
Grammar Girl here. Today I'm announcing the top five Grammar Girl pet peeves of 2008. About a month ago, I asked Grammar Girl listeners to submit their pet peeves for consideration for the peeves of 2008 list, and boy, do you have a lot of peeves! What surprised me most was how little...
- December 19, 2008
There is a business term that has struck me as an easy way to define a slew of life's situations. This term is "bottleneck," and I am determined to commandeer this for the world of manners. From exiting a jet way or the opera to congregating around the mythical water cooler...
- December 15, 2008
Today's topic is how to write your first novel. Since you’re listening to this podcast, you probably love the English language and the written word. And if you do, you probably have an itch to write that first novel. Well, you're not alone. The dream of writing a novel, either...
- December 12, 2008
On last week’s show, I started talking about the pros and cons of eating soy. If you haven’t listened to that show yet, you might want to go back and listen to it now because we’re going to pick up where I left off. In last week’s show, I talked about some of the health...
- December 09, 2008
This week we'll be answering an email from Nobody. Nobody writes: "Dear MMG, I have been invited to a holiday office party by a friend/girlfriend or boyfriend/spouse, and I'm not exactly sure how to spend an evening hobnobbing as a guest of a guest with people I don't really...
- December 08, 2008
Today's topic is mixed metaphors. Politicians often provide good fodder for language commentary, and one of Barack Obama's comments during the debates has been rattling around in my head for a while now. He made a comment that some people think he's "green behind the ears,...
- December 06, 2008
The Holiday Season is upon us and for Sales Professionals and sales managers this time of year adds special challenges for maintaining focus and sales productivity. In this episode we’ll discuss some quick and dirty tips for keeping your sales up and spirits high during the holidays. I...
- December 01, 2008
There are many types of irony, but the most common definition is an incongruity between what might be expected to happen and what actually happens. Grammar Girl finds the irony in Sarah Palin's pardoning of a turkey.
- November 28, 2008
Parents can be some of the grumpiest people on the planet. I recently received an email from a listener who just can't figure out her parents. From grades to curfew it's a conundrum that needs consideration. Listener Email Dear Modern Manners Guy, My parents and I fight...
- November 24, 2008
  Hi there, The Digital Marketer here, ready to help you put the power of the Internet and technology to work for your business. I'm a huge fan of Twitter and use it often for my business. Using Twitter for business, you ask? Does that surprise you? Well, it shouldn't. For...
- November 20, 2008
Co-Worker #1 (Suzie): "Hey, you owe me $10." Co-Worker #2 (Sammie):  "What?  Why do I owe you $10?" Suzie: "Oh, we all decided to go in together on a present for Jenny's birthday, but you were at lunch so I paid your portion." Sammie: "But,...
- November 18, 2008

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