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Words, Words, Words: March ’15

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Write it right

A tip, at no charge
When you get or give something gratis—it’s free. Not for free. Why? Free, in this case, is an adverb, not a noun. You can download the app free. If that sounds odd, you can always write: You can download the app at no charge.

Say it right

Thought for food
We don’t mean to ruin your snack, but what you’re eating is not actually “sherbert,” even though it’s more fun to say than “sherbet,” which is the proper term. And no matter how delicious is your decision to drizzle that caramel on it, just make sure all three of its syllables are pronounced too (car-a-mel), instead of telling people it’s “carmel”-flavored.

Spell it right

When in Rome …
It’s the Colosseum. Anywhere else, a large building or stadium that features sporting events or exhibits is a coliseum.

Wise Words  

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” — Erica Jong, author

“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.” — Mary Pettibone Poole, author

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Lee Schelin March 12, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Glad I found you again, I subscribed to your Newsletter from 1982 until 1997

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