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Blogs on Writing Well

Grant recommends two blogs about writing well and copyediting: Merrill Perlman writes The Language Corner blog for the Columbia Journalism Review, and Philip B. Corbett of the New York Times reports on actual grammatical and usage mistakes in that...

Epic Fail

A man in Huntington Beach, California, ponders his teenager’s frequent use of the words fail and epic fail. Grant explains what this has to do with semantic bleaching, and discusses some funny fails on failblog.org. This is part of a complete...

chicklet

chicklet  n.— «In addition to being able to create mobile version of their blogs, bloggers can create a personalized subscription button to their blog’s sidebar. The chicklet, as the subscription button is sometimes called, gives Windows...

neogeography

neogeography  n.— «Online maps such as those offered by software firms Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft have become ubiquitous tools for finding directions from Point A to Point B. But creative travelers around the world are now embracing the...