3 Types of Spelling Challenges

Often, the English language appears to have been invented by a malicious entity. But although Noah Webster—the American lexicographer who […]

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The Cozy Mystery Genre

As we are in the first week of NANOWRIMO—the yearly challenge to writers to produce a 50,000-word novel in the […]

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Math or Maths?

Is “math” or “maths” the correct word to use as the shortened or colloquial form of the word mathematics? The […]

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While vs. Whilst

A reader asks: what is the difference between while and whilst? Both while and whilst have been in the language […]

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