300 episodes

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.

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing Quick and Dirty Tips

    • Language Learning
    • 4.4 • 2.4K 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.

    793 - Why Journalists Use Misspellings Like 'Lede' and 'Spox'

    793 - Why Journalists Use Misspellings Like 'Lede' and 'Spox'

    Journalists "bury the lede," not the "lead." But why do they spell it that way? And what do HTK, TK, and CQ stand for? From "hed" to "spox," here's all the journo jargon that's fit to print.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
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    • 15 min
    792 - A Totally, Like, Bitchin' Podcast About 'Like'

    792 - A Totally, Like, Bitchin' Podcast About 'Like'

    It's not lazy and it's not just filler, but using "like" too much can still get you in trouble.
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    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 15 min
    791 - 'Although' Versus 'While.' Why We Write with Cliches (and How to Stop)

    791 - 'Although' Versus 'While.' Why We Write with Cliches (and How to Stop)

    What happens when I discover that my pet peeve is wrong? Also, why do we write with cliches? Should we stop, and if so, how?
    Read the transcript: Although. Cliches.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 11 min
    790 - 'Laureate' Is Good. Why Is 'Resting on Your Laurels' Bad? 'Smarmy.'

    790 - 'Laureate' Is Good. Why Is 'Resting on Your Laurels' Bad? 'Smarmy.'

    If getting laurels is good, and being a Nobel laureate is good, how did we get to "resting on your laurels" being bad? Also, we learn that the word "smarmy" started as a joke (in fact, a kind of familect story).
    Read the transcript: Laurels. Smarmy.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 15 min
    789 - How to Make Your Readers Laugh. 'Whoa' or 'Woah'?

    789 - How to Make Your Readers Laugh. 'Whoa' or 'Woah'?

    Believe it or not, there are actually rules to being funny. Also, do you think "woah" is a separate word from "whoa"? Some people do, and they think it has a separate meaning.
    Read the transcript: Humor Writing. Whoa.
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
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    • 14 min
    788 - Why 'Out of Pocket' Means Both 'Inappropriate' and 'Unavailable'

    788 - Why 'Out of Pocket' Means Both 'Inappropriate' and 'Unavailable'

    People have been asking about the "unavailable" meaning of "out of pocket" for decades, but there's also an "inappropriate" meaning that is spreading.
    Read the transcript: Out of Pocket
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    HOST: Mignon Fogarty
    VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)
    Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.
    Links: 
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Doc lady ,

Oh that voice

Is it Valley Girl? Not sure what it is but it is annoying to listen to when the end of every sentence is two notes down from the previous. And so scripted. Loosen it up and maybe speak a bit faster? I can’t usually get through a full episode, much as I want to.

Texas WEEI Fan ,

Keep it up

Love it. Thanks

So incredibly slow !! ,

Is there a chance for a zero !!!

I’d love to listen to the show but men that voice, and the tone!! Just NO!!!!

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