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Learn How to Spell Without Spellcheck (infographic)

I remember it well: I was sitting in a 6th-grade science class when the teacher asked me to read a selection from the book, so I began ...

All was going well until I reached a word I did not know. It sputtered from my lips with all the confidence of a terrified mouse cornered by a coiled-up cat preparing to pounce.


The classroom erupted with laughter. "Hahahahahahahaha!"

I knew I had made a mistake. "Oh... nu-mo-ne-a," I corrected myself slowly as the classroom gasped for a second breath to continue its collective gut-busting. "Hahahahahahahaha!"

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Auburn Football Fans Already Know Their In-State Rivals Can’t Tell Time—Now This

As college football kicks off, the biggest rivalry of the year, Auburn vs. Alabama in the Iron Bowl, is already …

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3 tricks of the trade to maintain consistency among multiple authors

Maintaining consistency among multiple authors doesn't happen magically. It is something you must strive for daily. These three tricks of the trade can help.

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OMG! IMHO, this is not TMI: How texting hurts your grammar and your career, FYI

As if you didn’t already suspect, this just in: Texting hurts your grammar. More specifically, texting in shorthand, textise, text-speak …

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Have we really left “Weird Al” Yankovic to prosecute our “Word Crimes”?

I owe you an apology—for not starting Stuff Writers Like sooner. I had no idea it had gotten this bad—that …

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