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Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.

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    • 4.4 • 2.6K Ratings

Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.

    Whatever Happened to "Thou"?

    Whatever Happened to "Thou"?

    Where’d "thou" go? And will it ever make a comeback?

    • 14 min
    How Spellers Tackle the 'Dreaded Schwa'

    How Spellers Tackle the 'Dreaded Schwa'

    You'll never view spellers in the bee asking questions the same way again after you learn about the schwa from Brian Sietsema, an associate pronouncer for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    • 17 min
    Why "'Em" Isn't Short for "Them." The Subjunctive. Sussies.

    Why "'Em" Isn't Short for "Them." The Subjunctive. Sussies.

    When you say "Go get 'em!" you think that's short for "Go get them," but you're wrong! We look at the fascinating history of some English pronouns. Plus, we look at how Neil Gaiman uses the subjunctive mood in "American Gods" to underscore moments of uncertainty.

    • 15 min
    Tomi Adeyemi: The Writing Life and Her New Writing Course.

    Tomi Adeyemi: The Writing Life and Her New Writing Course.

    With her book "Children of Blood and Bone" spending 120 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Tomi Adeyemi knows what it takes to write a great book. Listen in on my conversation with this charming writer about her thoughts on the writing life and what she has to offer in her new masterclass, The Writer's Roadmap.

    • 41 min
    Scissors, Jeans, and Other Nouns That Are Always Plural. Flat Adverbs. Boteep.

    Scissors, Jeans, and Other Nouns That Are Always Plural. Flat Adverbs. Boteep.

    Today, we'll talk about some weird nouns that are always plural, and then we'll go two-dimensional and talk about flat adverbs.
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    • 18 min
    If earth looks like a blue marble, why is Earth Day associated with the color green? Also, 'funnest.'

    If earth looks like a blue marble, why is Earth Day associated with the color green? Also, 'funnest.'

    The famous NASA "blue marble" image could have influenced people to make blue the color of environmentalism and Earth Day, but green won the day. In honor of the special day, we look at how the meaning of "green" has changed over time. Plus, we investigate the "fun" continuum and whether it's OK to use the words "funner" and "funnest."
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2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Ssisok ,

That bugaboo series comma

I say use that comma — as I like to call it, the “Harvard Comma” — at all times. To wit: I asked Moe, Larry, and Curly if they see our country’s flag as red, white, and blue, and answer “yes,” “no,” or “maybe.”

Rxbeejayy ,

Request

Love your segments, huge fan here! Could you do a segment on in medias res technique - how can listeners use this literary device in everyday conversations to pique others’ interests? Thanks!

BobMarks ,

I Love Grammar Girl

I love everything about this podcast. Mignon is a terrific host, the topics are always interesting, it’s short, sweet, and gets to the point quickly. I try to listen to every single episode. Thank you for continuing to bring us important information, that would be found nowhere else.

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