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Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing Podcast

by Mignon Fogarty

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Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing is a podcast devoted to helping listeners improve their writing skills. Taking a nuts and bolts approach, these short podcasts clarify common errors in English grammar in precise detail. If you've ever wondered whether or not you should use lie or lay in a sentence, or if that comma splice was used correctly, this podcast will give you the answers. Listen to over forty podcasts from Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty.


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  • 690 - The Spelling Bee Kids
    Thu, May 23, 2019


    The author of "Beeline" reveals where those funny example sentences come from in the spelling bee and what the success of young spellers can tell us about Generation Z.

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  • 689 - More or most? Majority or plurality? The many (how many?) ways to describe amounts.
    Mon, May 20, 2019


    How many do you need for a "majority." When "a couple" isn't two. And more.

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  • 688 - Dangling Participles
    Thu, May 16, 2019


    What are participles and why do they dangle? 

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  • 687 - What It's Like to Be a Book Editor and Translator
    Mon, May 13, 2019


    Palgrave Macmillan executive editor Elisabeth Dyssegaard is from Denmark and also works as a translator.

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  • 686 - The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language.
    Thu, May 09, 2019


    The 'Dilemma' Dilemma. 'Big Bang Theory" Words and Language.

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  • 685 - How to Find Work as a Freelance Writer. Adventure.
    Mon, May 06, 2019


    Tips for new graduates or anyone who is trying to get started as a freelance writer. Plus, the adventurous origin of the word "adventure."

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  • 684 -‘Unquote’ or ‘End Quote’? Cinco de Mayo. Horse Idioms.
    Thu, May 02, 2019


    Today we have a couple of fun, timely segments (Cinco de Mayo! The Kentucky Derby!) and we answer a listener question about whether Grammar Girl is misspeaking.

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  • 683 - ‘So’ and ‘So That’: What Type of Conjunction Are They?
    Mon, Apr 29, 2019


    ‘So’ and ‘So That’: Coordinating or Subordinating Conjunction? 

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  • 682 - Do You Drop Your T's? 'Sneaked' and 'Snuck.'
    Thu, Apr 25, 2019


    Young women are leading language change again! This time, it's dropping T's in words like "Vermont" and "important." Also, we look at how "snuck" is sneaking up on "sneaked."

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  • 681 - 'The Dictionary of Difficult Words,' an Interview with Jane Solomon
    Mon, Apr 22, 2019


    Doppelganger, estival, and funambulist. Jane Solomon shares the story behind her new book, "The Dictionary of Difficult Words." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl |Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Song Salad Podcast | http://calm.com/grammar | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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  • 680 - Wakandan, Groot, and Other Languages of the Marvel Universe. Easter and Passover.
    Thu, Apr 18, 2019


    Wakandan, Groot, and more. The movies in the Marvel universe are filled with interesting real and made-up languages. Plus, did you know Easter and Passover are linguistically related? FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | http://bona.com/grammar | http://stamps.com code:GRAMMAR | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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  • 679 - Brussels sprouts? Scotch eggs? Swedish meatballs? Which food names can you trust?
    Mon, Apr 15, 2019


    Some foods really do come from a certain city or region, others have names that are tied to the location but not in the way you think, and some are outright fakers. We get to the bottom of Brussels sprouts, Scotch eggs, Swedish meatballs, French dressing, and more. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Before Breakfast Podcast | Aspiration App | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME | Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad | For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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  • 678 - Moolah, Clams, and Scratch. God, Godsend, and Godfather.
    Thu, Apr 11, 2019


  • 677 - BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads
    Mon, Apr 08, 2019


    BONUS: LeVar Burton Reads is back! Subscribe and catch all-new episodes at applepodcasts.com/levar. | FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl | Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl | Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl | Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl | Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl | LINKS AND SPONSORS | Grammar Girl's AP style webinar: https://www.ragan.com/rd/Z19TC02-MACMIL | GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS | http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page | GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK | VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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  • 676 - The Language of 'Game of Thrones'
    Thu, Apr 04, 2019


  • 675 - Why Verbs Like 'Witness' Are Weird
    Mon, Apr 01, 2019


  • 674 - How You Can Benefit Year-Round from NaNoWriMo
    Thu, Mar 28, 2019


  • 673 - Schwa-ify This! Scrabble Stories
    Mon, Mar 25, 2019


  • 672 - How a Semicolon Brought Two Writers Together
    Thu, Mar 21, 2019


  • 671 - Why We Have Both 'Color' and 'Colour'
    Mon, Mar 18, 2019


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  • 670 - Equinox. Is Irish the Same as Gaelic?
    Thu, Mar 14, 2019


  • 669 - 'Red Tape,' 'Red Herring,' 'Paint the Town Red,' and More 'Red' Idioms.
    Mon, Mar 11, 2019


  • 668 - What's Wrong with 'These Ones'? Faith and Begorrah, We Have Irish Phrases for St. Patrick's Day!
    Thu, Mar 07, 2019


    Faith and begorrah, we have Irish phrases for St. Patrick's Day! Plus, a listener asks whether it's wrong to say "these ones" and "those ones." FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirl Twitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirl Facebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirl Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/realgrammargirl Instagram: http://instagram.com/thegrammargirl LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl SPONSORS AND LINKS ThirdLove: http://thirdlove.com/grammar (for 15% off your first order) Enter the 300 Million Download Contest: https://read.macmillan.com/promo/grammargirlcontest3002019/ GRAMMAR POP iOS GAME Optimized for iPad: http://bit.ly/GrammarPopiPad For iPad and iPhone: http://bit.ly/GrammarPop GRAMMAR GIRL BOOKS http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl-book-page GRAMMAR GIRL IS PART OF THE QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS PODCAST NETWORK. VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL

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  • 667 - Why ducks say "quack-quack" in English but "ga-ga" in Japanese.
    Mon, Mar 04, 2019


  • 666 - Double Negatives.
    Thu, Feb 28, 2019


  • 665 - Language News Chat
    Mon, Feb 25, 2019


  • 664 - Benjamin Dreyer and His Unusual Pet Peeves
    Thu, Feb 21, 2019


  • 663 - D-Day. Why I Want a Salad-Salad.
    Mon, Feb 18, 2019


  • 662 - Never Misspell 'Bureaucracy' Again.
    Thu, Feb 14, 2019


  • 661 - How Paula Brackston picks her characters’ names and uses language to set a tone.
    Mon, Feb 11, 2019


  • 660 -'Irregardless' or 'Regardless'? Crime Words.
    Thu, Feb 07, 2019


  • 659 - Normans, Ralls, and Voicemail
    Mon, Feb 04, 2019


  • 658 - 'Wage,' 'Wager,' and 'Wed'
    Thu, Jan 31, 2019


  • 657 - 'Tip of the Hat" or 'Tip Your Hand'? 'Yeah No.'
    Thu, Jan 24, 2019


  • 656 - ‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’? 'Kneeled' or 'Knelt.' ’Methinks.’
    Thu, Jan 17, 2019


  • 655 - ‘Myriad’ or ‘Myriad Of’? What Is a Run-On Sentence?
    Thu, Jan 10, 2019


  • 654 - 'Stint' or 'Stent'? How to Pronounce 'Coyote.'
    Thu, Jan 03, 2019


  • 653 - How to Use an Asterisk. Journaling.
    Thu, Dec 27, 2018


  • 652 - ‘Purposely' or 'Purposefully'? Yule.
    Thu, Dec 20, 2018


  • 651 - 'Capitulate' or 'Recapitulate'? Colons.
    Thu, Dec 13, 2018


  • 650 - 'Wreaked' or 'Wrought'? 'Crescendo.' Could We Understand Aliens?
    Thu, Dec 06, 2018


  • 649 - 'Ado' or 'Adieu'? Pronouns and Antecedents
    Thu, Nov 29, 2018


  • 648 - Does Your Language Influence How You Think?
    Thu, Nov 22, 2018


  • 647 - Pronoun Order. ‘Flier’ or ‘Flyer.’ The Plural of ‘Mouse.’
    Thu, Nov 15, 2018


  • 646 - 'Blond' or 'Blonde'? How 'Trolloping' Became a Word.
    Thu, Nov 08, 2018


  • 645 - Interview with New York Times bestselling author Courtney Summers
    Thu, Nov 01, 2018


  • 644 - 'Sit' or 'Set'? Monster Names.
    Thu, Oct 25, 2018


  • 643 - ‘In the Limelight.’ ‘A’ or ‘An’?
    Thu, Oct 18, 2018


  • 642 -'Regard' Versus 'Regards.' Languages Without Numbers.
    Thu, Oct 11, 2018


  • 641 -'Myself.' ‘Get the Skinny.’
    Thu, Oct 04, 2018


  • 640 - Can a Screw Screw Itself into a Board? (Middle Voice)
    Thu, Sep 27, 2018


  • 639 - Great Paragraphs. Falling off the Turnip Truck.
    Thu, Sep 20, 2018


  • 638 - 'None.' How Pirates Talked.
    Thu, Sep 13, 2018


  • 637 - ‘MacGyver.’ ‘Semicolons.’
    Thu, Sep 06, 2018


  • 636 - 'To Boot.' Duck Tape. 'Can' and 'May.' Pronouns.
    Thu, Aug 30, 2018


  • 635 - 'Quick and Dirty.' 'Momentarily.' Short Subjects.
    Thu, Aug 23, 2018


  • 634 - 'Rack' or 'Wrack'? How to Eliminate Adverbs.
    Thu, Aug 16, 2018


  • BONUS: Words for Color
    Tue, Aug 14, 2018


  • 633 - Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.
    Thu, Aug 09, 2018


  • 632 - 'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.'
    Thu, Aug 02, 2018


  • 631 - Anniversaries. Conversate.
    Thu, Jul 26, 2018


  • 630 - Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms!
    Thu, Jul 19, 2018


  • 629 - 'Gourmet' or 'Gourmand'? Why July 14 Is Called Bastille Day.
    Thu, Jul 12, 2018


  • 628 - Why 'Bag' and 'Beg' Sound the same to some people? Does 'Texas' Mean 'Crazy'?
    Thu, Jul 05, 2018


  • 627 - How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?
    Thu, Jun 28, 2018


  • 626 - ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?
    Thu, Jun 21, 2018


  • 625 - ‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You Note
    Thu, Jun 14, 2018


  • 624 - ‘Trooper’ and ‘Trouper.” Why Is It Called a Spelling Bee?
    Thu, Jun 07, 2018


  • 623 - 'Calvary' or 'Cavalry'? Spelling Bee Interview.
    Thu, May 31, 2018


    If you have trouble remembering how to pronounce "cavalry," I have a memory trick for you. Plus, if you love the spelling bee (or are just curious about how it works), I have a great interview with Paige Kimble, the executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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  • 622 - Is a Troop One Person or a Group? Repetition
    Thu, May 24, 2018


    Is a troop one person or a group, and what's up with obviously repetitive phrases such as "It is what it is"?

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  • 621 - ‘Council’ or ‘Counsel’? Direct and Indirect Quotations. Oxymorons.
    Thu, May 17, 2018


    People have been confusing "council" and "counsel" since the 16th century. Sometimes you put single words such as "yes" and "no" in quotation marks, and sometimes you don't. We investigate three weird oxymorons: "bridegroom," "spendthrift," and "fail-safe."

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  • 620 - When to Capitalize 'Mom.' In the Doldrums.
    Thu, May 10, 2018


    Whether you capitalize "mom" depends on how you are using the word, and did you know that "the doldrums" are an actual location? 

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  • 619 - Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors.
    Thu, May 03, 2018


    Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors.

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  • 618 - Jazz and Thunder. Say Your Piece (or Peace)?
    Thu, Apr 26, 2018


  • 617 - 'Lay' and 'Lie.' 'Grill' and 'Grille.' 'Warsh.'
    Thu, Apr 19, 2018


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  • 616 - The Prodigal Tongue. Odoriferous. Battle Royale.
    Thu, Apr 12, 2018


  • 615 - Humor with Adverbs. Noisome. Receipts. Case Quarters.
    Thu, Apr 05, 2018


  • 614 - Illeism. Named For or After? Misinformation and Disinformation.
    Thu, Mar 29, 2018


  • 613 - Dictionary.com Starts Defining Emoji (an interview with Jane Solomon)
    Thu, Mar 22, 2018


  • 612 - The Pin/Pen Merger. American. 'Half-Staff' or 'Half-Mast'?
    Thu, Mar 15, 2018


  • 611 - Pudding. "There Are" Sentences. Winning Limerick
    Thu, Mar 08, 2018


  • 610 - Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names.
    Thu, Mar 01, 2018


  • 609 - Pull Idioms. Surprising Food Names. Dillydally.
    Thu, Feb 22, 2018


  • 608 - Dilly Dilly. How Many Prepositions Can You Put in a Row?
    Thu, Feb 15, 2018


  • 607 - Brainstorming. Call Out Sick? Synesis.
    Thu, Feb 08, 2018


  • 606 - Levidromes, Tom Swifty Jokes, and new OED Words.
    Thu, Feb 01, 2018


  • 605 - A Homophone Error at the SAG Awards. Lectern or Podium? Capitalizing Award Names
    Thu, Jan 25, 2018


  • BONUS: Introducing Launch
    Sun, Jan 21, 2018


  • 604 - Origin of 'Gerrymandering.' Is 'Data' Singular or Plural?
    Thu, Jan 18, 2018


  • 603 - Words of the Year, Why You Shouldn't Use 'Eskimo,' 'Canon' or 'Cannon'?
    Thu, Jan 11, 2018


  • 602 - I'm Chuffed.
    Thu, Jan 04, 2018


  • 601 - "Based In" or "Based Out Of"? Omitting "That"
    Thu, Dec 28, 2017


  • 600 - How to Pronounce 'Caramel.' Sports Idioms
    Thu, Dec 21, 2017


  • 599 - Delicious English Words (Chocolate, Guacamole) with Aztec Roots
    Thu, Dec 14, 2017


  • 598 - Gifting and Regifting. Take a Decision.
    Fri, Dec 08, 2017


  • 597 - Eskimo Words for Snow. Write a Book!
    Thu, Nov 30, 2017


  • 596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday."
    Thu, Nov 23, 2017


  • 595 - 'Side' Words. What Is a Bailiwick?
    Thu, Nov 16, 2017


  • 594 - The Plural of 'Batman.' Why Smart People Struggle with Shakespeare Too.
    Thu, Nov 09, 2017


  • 593 - The Origin of English: Proto-Indo-European.
    Thu, Nov 02, 2017


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