National is a week from tomorrow!

I know about the special @word_chat@twitter.com show, the @GrammarTable@twitter.com , and the @copyeditors@twitter.com poetry contest.

Let me know what else is going on so I can add it to the webpage! nationalgrammarday.com

Mind. Blown.

RT @lexitecture@twitter.com

Good morning!

Did you know that slugs are *not* where we get the adjective "sluggish"? "Sluggish" dates back to the 14th century and first described habitually lazy people. It didn't become the name of the animal until the 1600s.

Slugs are named after lazy people.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lexitecture/status

Someone asked me about “equity” versus “equality” a few days ago, and this @MerriamWebster@twitter.com article about the difference is great.

RT @MerriamWebster@twitter.com

How they differ and how they overlap:
merriam-webster.com/words-at-p

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MerriamWebster/sta

Looking forward to it!

RT @word_chat@twitter.com

Get in the spirit with our special March 2 ! We'll host Grammar Day creator @mbrockenbrough@twitter.com, @GrammarGirl@twitter.com & grammar poet @4ndyman@twitter.com. Don't miss it! Sign up now: bit.ly/ThatWordChat

🐦🔗: twitter.com/word_chat/status/1

There’s an inherent optimism in shooting a video while your engine is on fire. Wow.

RT @michaelagiulia@twitter.com

Flight 328 @united@twitter.com engine caught fire. my parents are on this flight 🙃🙃 everyone’s okay though!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/michaelagiulia/sta

Looking forward to it!

RT @superlinguo@twitter.com

Announced speakers for : @mixedlinguist@twitter.com @bgzimmer@twitter.com @VocalFriesPod@twitter.com @lanegreene@twitter.com @becauselangpod@twitter.com @GrantBarrett@twitter.com @GrammarGirl@twitter.com

We're also looking for panelists and posters about your projects - no solo talks at this conference, we're all learning from each other.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/superlinguo/status

I got to be a guest on an audio drama I've been enjoying during the pandemic! Check out episode 53 of the @Oz9podcast@twitter.com to hear Grammar Girl's adventures ... in space.

Show thread

RT @Oz9podcast@twitter.com

In this very special episode, a guest pops onto the ship and into Leet's arms, and for a few moments at least, all seems right with the world. A very few moments. And not really "right" so much as "slightly less wrong." @AudioDramaSunday@twitter.com chtbl.com/track/7D58D/traffic.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Oz9podcast/status/

Thanks! It’s one of my favorite stories.

RT @Loravara@twitter.com

I adored the @grammargirl@twitter.com episode this week. I will forever spell it OK from this point forward now that I've learned it was something of a mocking abbreviation for a bad misspelling: oll korrekt.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Loravara/status/13

I love the segment by @nevmarch@twitter.com in today’s Grammar Girl podcast about anachronisms in fiction and how she avoids them. Thanks, Nev!

Haha!

RT @mor10@twitter.com

This @GrammarGirl@twitter.com course, on @LI_learning@twitter.com is: exactly what I need; to improve my "perfect punctuation,

linkedin.com/learning/writing-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mor10/status/13599

The term “science fiction” was used earlier than previously thought! The 1898 quotation refers to H.G. Wells.

RT @SFdictionary@twitter.com

An important discovery: an antedating of "science fiction" itself, from 1911 to 1898.

Found by Stephen Goranson.

sfdictionary.com/view/209/scie

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SFdictionary/statu

This whole thread about the future of remote work is fascinating, but I especially liked this part.

RT @chris_herd@twitter.com

✍️ Written over spoken: documentation is the unspoken superpower of remote teams. The most successful team members remotely will be great writers

Companies are searching for ways to do this more effectively. Tools that enable others to write better will explode

🐦🔗: twitter.com/chris_herd/status/

I've seen this a few times, and I've always wondered what it's called. Murmurations. Beautiful.

RT @Blahranger@twitter.com

Murmurations tonight. Breathtaking.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Blahranger/status/

Hahahah

RT @BullenRoss@twitter.com

My only contribution to the email sign-off discourse is that I used to use “Best” until someone wrote back with “Better.” Now I just don’t check my email.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BullenRoss/status/

A4. So it is more clear to use “preheat,” and it eliminates the possibility that a recipe reader could be confused.

A4. And even that “preheat” entry was about clarity. When the editors talked about that change, they said that even though the term seems redundant, it has a specific meaning in cooking, and it’s what people expect to hear.

A4. There was also a big update to the “weapons” entry last year, and again, it seemed to focus on getting your terms right.

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