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Different Than vs. Different From

Which is correct: “different from” or “different than”? Martha explains that the grammatically correct choice is almost always “different from.” This is part of a complete episode.

More 1937 Words

More words that entered the language around 1937: “Spam,” “telecast,” and “whoops.” This is part of a complete episode.

Quisquillious

Quisquillious describes something that’s trashy or worthless. It derives from the Latin for “rubbish.” This is part of a complete episode.

Not Have Way

Martha quotes Steve Martin’s aphorism about language: “Some people have a way with words. Some people not have way.” This is part of a complete episode.

Done vs. Finished

What’s the difference between done and finished? If you’ve completed something, are you done? Or are you finished? Grant and Martha contend that there’s no historical evidence to suggest a difference between the two, although...

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