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Grammar Girl here. I get a lot of questions about things that are too short to make up a whole podcast, so today I'm going to answer a few of those short questions.  So here's our first listener question. Dreamed Versus Dreamt Hi Grammar Girl. D. Chap here. Here's a...
- October 26, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to The Mighty Mommy’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting Today’s Topic: Halloween Fun  Tips to Have Even More Fun During Halloween Before I start the show, I have to take a moment to thank my wonderful husband, Dan, for filling in as...
- October 20, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to The Mighty Mommy’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting Today’s Topic: Haunting Holiday Hints     Halloween Safety Tips You’ve probably noticed by now that I am not the Mighty Mommy. I am the husband of the...
- October 13, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Today’s Topic: Going it Alone Tips for Vacationing Without the Kids Believe it or not, taking a vacation without the kids can be done. It’s a good time to recharge, spend some...
- October 06, 2007
Grammar Girl here. Today I'm going to talk about how to format Web addresses for print documents and websites. URLs and Terminal Punctuation A listener named Aileen recently asked how to deal with a Web address at the end of a sentence. Should she put the period or other terminal...
- October 05, 2007
Today’s topic is understanding the world’s reserve currency. Recently, Alan Greenspan, the former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, said it’s possible that the euro could replace the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency of choice. So what exactly is a reserve currency...
- October 03, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Today’s Topic: Children and Car Seats Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Happy and Safe in Their Car Seats Car seats were not widely used when I was a baby. According to my mom, I was...
- September 28, 2007
Grammar Girl here.   Today's topic is verbification. In September of 2007, police used a Taser on University of Florida student Andrew Meyer as they struggled to remove him from an auditorium where Senator John Kerry was speaking. The Web has been filled with debates about the...
- September 28, 2007
I’ve both heard and read about children who don’t like going to the doctor. This appears to be a very common problem for parents. When choosing the topics I talk about each week, I often try to share some type of experience I’ve had with my own children. We’ve been to the...
- September 22, 2007
Grammar Girl here. Today's topic is whether it’s OK to start a sentence with the word hopefully.  Paul from Long Island, NY, called the voice-mail line with this comment: I was wondering if maybe you could do a podcast devoted to the misuse of the word hopefully. It's an...
- September 21, 2007
Hey there! You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some quick and dirty tips for practical parenting. Today’s Topic: What’s in a Letter? Tips for Encouraging Early Literacy Reading to your children is crucial to their educational growth. Many of us were even reading to our...
- September 15, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic: Kitchen Safety Tips for Baby Proofing the Kitchen A friend of mine was showing me pictures of her apartment from a few years ago. One picture showed a...
- September 08, 2007
Hey there!  You’re listening to the Mighty Mommy with some Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting. Today’s Topic: Video Games are for Kids Video Gaming Tips for Parents The first video game console I remember playing as a child is the Atari 2600. It plugged into the...
- September 01, 2007
Grammar Girl here. Today’s topic is readability.  And just to mix things up, I’m bringing in Adam Freedman to host today’s show.  Adam is our resident Legal Lad on the Quick and Dirty Tips Network as well as the author of The Party of the First Part, a witty,...
- August 31, 2007
Today's topic is “the the,” not as in the British '80s band, but as in what to do when a sentence calls for a the in front of a name or title that starts with a the, like The New York Times. So, listener Rob Jones asked, “Do I have to use the word 'the' twice?...
- August 24, 2007

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