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These Common Words Are Still Being Misused In 2020

These Common Words Are Still Being Misused In 2020

Yesterday’s virtual Emmys saw the latest and greatest of Hollywood’s small screen go for gold and win big. However, the 2020 Emmys also ignited plenty of social media chatter – particularly around what some thought was The Post’s misuse of the word “upset” when describing Zendaya’s surprising Euphoria win.  The…

We Don’t Have The Words For What We’re Living Through

We Don’t Have The Words For What We’re Living Through

“Quarantine” was never quite right. “Reopening” isn’t an accurate term either. What we’re going through as a society is unprecedented, and we do not have the words to describe it. I think that’s because we can’t name that which we can barely wrap our minds around.

Revealed: The Words Smart People Can’t Spell

Revealed: The Words Smart People Can’t Spell

Linguist and Because Internet author Gretchen McCulloch asked her Twitter followers to share the words that they can’t actually spell without relying on spellcheck. The answers she got will comfort and edify you.