October 14, 2013
Do bad grammar and improper usage literally make your head explode? Maybe the reason is because speakers have gotten lazy and repetitive. And redundant. Irregardless, if your day’s ever been ruined by an un-hyphenated modifier, you’ll appreciate this hour’s show. We’ll separate the pet peeves from the real beefs. Beeves? And
August 26, 2013
Feeling fazed? Maybe it’s just a phase. If you have trouble telling a wench from a winch, you’re in luck, because this hour Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is back! She’s got a new grammar app featuring parts-of-speech pop clouds, which will guide you gently from nouns to gerunds. And we’ll also review everyone’s perennial pests.
August 12, 2013
Are your words weak? Does your prose lack pizzazz? A little onomatopoeia can add a lot of KAPOW. Author Constance Hale says that a well-placed simile lifts writing off the page like a big…lift-off helper. She’ll discuss the musicality of language and how to get over commitment phobia when choosing interjections–gasp!–and verbs.
June 24, 2013
Irregardless of you’re attitudes toward language, grammar mistakes can bug us alot. If that sentence makes you want to scream, you’ll find solace in this hour’s show. We’ll learn which grammar battles aren’t worth fighting, and particular errors up with which we should not put.
July 18, 2011
Learn how to use words correctly and expand your vocabulary! All with tips from “Grammar Girl,” Mignon Fogarty.