Kathryn Petras & Ross Petras

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Grammar Rules You Still Have to Follow on Social Media Reader’s Digest

Affect vs. effect: Those and other words commonly misused by people — AirTalk, NPR affiliate KPCC-Los Angeles

Illusion or allusion? Let these word nerds help save you from these common language mistakes — CBC  Radio

Why your Latin teacher was wrong — The Economist

9 Words and Phrases You’re Probably Using Wrong  — Harvard Business Review

You’re Saying It Wrong — Says You!

Kathryn and Ross Petras talk about commonly misused words — Leonard Lopate At Large

Craft Book Spotlight: That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means — The Writer

What Is It You’re Trying To Say?Arkansas Journal-Gazette

Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean CBC Maritime Noon

A Few Derivative Thoughts About the Word “Unique” the Stranger







From Asterisk To Zoology, Common Mispronunciations That Trip Us Up  (radio segment) — NPR’s Here and Now

How to Pronounce Everything — the Atlantic

7 Words You Might Be Saying Wrong Oprah.com

The 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words, Explained Huffington Post

Let’s all get angry about the word gif again — you’ve been pronouncing these words all wrong — New York Daily News

Think you know how to pronounce bruschetta and GIF? Chances are you’re saying it wrongCBC radio

Newsflash: You’re pronouncing Moët wrong New York Post

11 Food Names You’re Probably Saying Wrong (You’re not even close on vichyssoise.) Town and Country

New book aims to settle debate on misused and mispronounced words CBC News

“You’re Saying It Wrong:” A beginners guide to practical pronunciation (radio segment) — CBC radio

6 Mispronounced Words and Phrases That Make You Look Dumb Inc.

Dr. Seuss, We’re Pronouncing It All Wrong — Huffington Post Canada



Krysten Ritter: By the Bookthe New York Times Book Review




Schadenfreude Alert! Inside a Collection of Wretched Writing — Time

Pathetic Sex Scenes Written By Politicians And Pundits — Huffington Post

Arise, Ye Wretched!the American Spectator

It’s All Their: PW Talks Grammar and Ineloquence with Ross and Kathryn Petras Publishers Weekly


Obama, Biden and Snooki: Poets at heart the Washington Post

Poems by Kanye West, Snooki and … Rex Ryan? the Newark Star-Ledger

Robert Pattinson, Kanye West, Snooki all part of a new modern poetry book — Hypable

‘Timeless’ poems from Snooki, Kanye — Newsday


A Loaf of Bread, a Ton of Cheese and Thou — the New York Times

Bad Poets Who Didn’t Know It — the Washington Post

Poetry So Bad It’s Good — Huffington Post

My Goodness, There Has Been Some Awful Poetry the Chicago Tribune