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.
Someone asked me about “equity” versus “equality” a few days ago, and this @MerriamWebster@twitter.com article about the difference is great.
How they differ and how they overlap:
Looking forward to it!
Get in the #GrammarDay spirit with our special March 2 #ThatWordChat! We'll host Grammar Day creator @email@example.com, @GrammarGirl@twitter.com & grammar poet @firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't miss it! Sign up now: http://bit.ly/ThatWordChat
There’s an inherent optimism in shooting a video while your engine is on fire. Wow.
Flight 328 @email@example.com engine caught fire. my parents are on this flight 🙃🙃 everyone’s okay though!
Looking forward to it!
Announced speakers for #LingComm21: @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @VocalFriesPod@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @GrantBarrett@twitter.com @GrammarGirl@twitter.com
We're also looking for panelists and posters about your #lingcomm projects - no solo talks at this conference, we're all learning from each other.
You may think of Mardi Gras as a big party, but it actually has religious roots. https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/what-does-mardi-gras-mean
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.
#NEWEPISODE 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 http://chtbl.com/track/7D58D/traffic.libsyn.com/oz9podcast/Oz_9_episode_53_final.mp3?dest-id=1107881
Thanks! It’s one of my favorite stories.
I adored the @firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This @GrammarGirl@twitter.com course, on @LI_learning@twitter.com is: exactly what I need; to improve my "perfect punctuation,
The term “science fiction” was used earlier than previously thought! The 1898 quotation refers to H.G. Wells.
An important discovery: an antedating of "science fiction" itself, from 1911 to 1898.
Found by Stephen Goranson.
This whole thread about the future of remote work is fascinating, but I especially liked this part.
✍️ 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
I've seen this a few times, and I've always wondered what it's called. Murmurations. Beautiful.
Murmurations tonight. Breathtaking.
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.
A4. So it is more clear to use “preheat,” and it eliminates the possibility that a recipe reader could be confused. #RaganChat
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. #RaganChat
A4. There was also a big update to the “weapons” entry last year, and again, it seemed to focus on getting your terms right. #RaganChat
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