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To Me or Not To Me: I vs. Me, Her & Him vs. She & He, Them vs. They

We’re Incredulous That These Words Are Confused: More commonly confused words/ You’re Saying It Wrong podcast (4/2/21)

To Whom It May Concern, or Who’s on First: The Who/Whom Conundrum

The 11 extremely common grammar mistakes that make people cringe—and make you look less smart – CNBC

A Word Or Two About Portmanteaus: A discussion of portmanteau words (two words that are “smushed” together to form a new word) /You’re Saying It Wrong podcast (3/19/21)

sibling language experts Kathryn and Ross Petras on whether the way we talk has changed since Biden took office – Leonard Lopate at Large/WBAI Radio , New York

Desultory: Its strange gymnastic roots, or what leaping ancient Roman circus performers have to do with modern unenthusiastic adjectives.

Capricious: The etymological battle between Team Hedgehog and Team Goat

Want to sound smarter? Avoid mixing up these 11 most commonly confused words in English– CNBC

Tossing Words Around Willy-Nilly (from the Oxford comma to nihilism) – You’re Saying It Wrong podcast

All right/Alright: Is alright, er, all right?     

13 most commonly mispronounced words in American English—and the right way to say them – CNBC                                               

 sibling language experts Kathryn and Ross Petras on the new language COVID-19 has create‪d‬ – Leonard Lopate at Large/WBAI Radio , New York

Champ at the bit: Move over, popular yet incorrect chomp!           

14 common words and phrases you’ve probably been saying wrong this whole time – CNBC

Nonplussed: In which we are perplexed by the misuse of a literally perplexing word

Our newest book for word nerds — AWKWORD MOMENTS: A Lively Guide to the 100 Terms Smart People Should Know … But (Very) Often (Secretly) Don’t

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