Posts Tagged ‘nonwords’

Nonwords that should be words

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

For those of us with logical brains who want to see some symmetry in the English language, here is disappointing news: English is not very logical or symmetrical.

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Words that should be words

Friday, December 30th, 2011

For those of us with logical brains who want to see some symmetry in the English language, here is disappointing news: English is not very logical or symmetrical.

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Nonwords: Using words that are not words

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Many of us mortals use words that seem right, but just aren’t. This is not just a problem for the uneducated. You will hear inappropriate words used by many professional writers and speakers if you are observant. The following words are not acceptable in the English language, so you should avoid using them. (more…)

Nonwords that should be words

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

For those of us with logical brains who want to see some symmetry in the English language, here is disappointing news: English is not very logical or symmetrical.

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Nonwords

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Some of us language lawyers are pretty obnoxious. In general, I prefer to give people a little poetic license to use words in creative ways outside their normal usage. However, there are some words-that-are-not-words used entirely too often, and usually out of ignorance rather than intentionally creative forethought. This post includes ten common offenses.

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