Tag Archives: Language

Words Still Matter

About five¬†years ago, I found myself sitting in a third-year writing class with about fifty other students. One day, the professor – who was a reporter at the local newspaper – returned¬†an assignment to us. A few minutes later, I … Continue reading

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Addressing The Elephant In The Room

Dear Mr. Elephant, Why are you in the room? Sorry, I’m jumping ahead. I should ask if I can call you Mr. Elephant. Can I call you Mr. Elephant? Or is Mr. Elephant your father? Time out. I can’t stop … Continue reading

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The Exc!amation Mark!

Let’s be serious for a moment and talk about the exclamation mark! This won’t take long! The exclamation mark is the most exciting form of punctuation there is! It’s not dull, like the period! It’s not pessimistic, like a question … Continue reading

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