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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.

    When Is a Man a Widow? Where Do We Get the Word 'Blurb'? Sci-Fi Versus Fantasy. Bert and Ernie.

    When Is a Man a Widow? Where Do We Get the Word 'Blurb'? Sci-Fi Versus Fantasy. Bert and Ernie.

    895. A listener asked why he's hearing people refer to men as "widows," and we found a surprising history. Also, I recently mentioned a blurb I wrote, and a reader wanted to know where we get that funny word "blurb."

    • 11 min
    Mood & Atmosphere in Fiction. An Interview with Joshua Essoe

    Mood & Atmosphere in Fiction. An Interview with Joshua Essoe

    894. Whether you're getting ready for National Novel Writing Month or just want to watch movies or read novels with more insight, this interview with fiction editor Joshua Essoe will help you about mood and atmosphere in ways you probably haven't considered before.

    • 33 min
    Split Infinitives. I Can't Even. Macken.

    Split Infinitives. I Can't Even. Macken.

    893. You may be surprised by the origin of the split infinitive "rule" and by the times they are OK...or even necessary! Also, we look at slang phrases that drop whole grammatical elements and how they reinforce that in-group/out-group feeling of slang.

    • 14 min
    Why Some People Say 'Might Could.' The Spanish Influence on English. Mickle Story.

    Why Some People Say 'Might Could.' The Spanish Influence on English. Mickle Story.

    892. We recently got a question about why people use a type of double-verb construction, such as "We might could go to the store." We have the answer! Plus, in honor of the upcoming National Hispanic Heritage Month, we look at the influence Spanish has had on English. You probably know more Spanish words than you realize!

    • 19 min
    Accent Hallucination. False Ranges. Thanks, Chris.

    Accent Hallucination. False Ranges. Thanks, Chris.

    891. If you're like me, the first segment about accent hallucination will blow your mind. And then after we recover, we'll learn how to avoid false ranges.

    • 18 min
    'Skrrt,' 'Bottle Episode,' 'Skeuomorphs' and more. An Interview with John Kelly of Dictionary.com.

    'Skrrt,' 'Bottle Episode,' 'Skeuomorphs' and more. An Interview with John Kelly of Dictionary.com.

    890. John Kelly, senior director of editorial at Dictionary.com, talks with Mignon about a bunch of fun new words and about how words get added to the dictionary in general.

    • 31 min

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2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

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But I like my Mignon raw! I love the show however I have one small recommendation. Can you please change the name to Get ‘em Grammar Girl?! Holla!

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As a word nerd, this podcast is up there as one of my favorite! I love the short, poppy, quick tips and advice and the level of research you do to find answers and help us get clarity! Thank you so much for all you do and are!

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