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Roe v. Wade is trending in lookups. As are ‘overturn,’ ‘arrogate,’ ‘codify,’ ‘stare decisis,’ ‘SCOTUS,’ and ‘separation of church and state’ merriam-webster.com/news-trend-wat…
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Writing Puzzle #27 In this recent NYTimes article about Nike, the statement in parentheses has a problem. Rework that statement to clear up the confusion.
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It was the @ScrippsBee's first-ever lightning-round tiebreaker on Thursday night. kansas.com/news/nation-wo… #SpellingBee #SpellOff
The preliminary rounds of @ScrippsBee are underway! Info on watching is here: spellingbee.com/watch You can stream live on @BounceXL via @PlutoTV pluto.tv/en/live-tv/bou… #spellingbee
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It's the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week! Which means it's also time to point out that English spelling is sometimes unreasonable: merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/…
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When referring to court cases, use v. for versus: Marbury v. Madison. Generally, spell it out in ordinary writing: The proposal to revamp Medicare versus proposals to reform Medicare and Medicaid ... In short expressions, vs. is permitted: The issue of guns vs. butter.
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Join us today at 4 p.m. EDT for an #ACESChat with @davidyontz titled “Errors in Editing.” Join David as he covers mistakes often missed by editors, methods for catching errors, and resources to broaden your skills.
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Among the top lookups @MerriamWebster: Roe v. Wade, codify, review, egregious, SCOTUS, justice, stare decisis
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Which is your favorite springtime word? Petrichor - the scent released when rain hits dry earth Primaveral - of or relating to early spring Repullulate - to bud or sprout again Inaffable - unpleasant in conversation
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Does your work vocabulary include too much jargon? It happens to the best of us! We're "syncing up" with @mandyansari and @Grammarly for a livestream chat on the topic. Circle back on the @SlackHQ Instagram, April 7 @ 3 p.m. ET. 😉j
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Subscribe to Factually to learn how @factchecknet and all of Poynter’s fact-checking efforts are making the world a little more accountable: poynter.org/subscribe-to-f…
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We have added a chapter on inclusive storytelling. It's one of the many AP style additions and updates Stylebook editor Paula Froke announced on Saturday at the ACES conference. Learn more: apne.ws/AMuNnco Stylebook Online subscribers have access to these changes now.
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Many people write to tell us about their language peeves. And while we certainly love to hear you kvetch about the language that make you grumpy (who wouldn’t?), we also like to hear about the language that makes you swoon
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In case anyone feels like having an argument about our Word of the Day: merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/…
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Reminder: “flak,” originally referring to antiaircraft weaponry, is now used figuratively to mean criticism. A “flack” is a publicist. #SpellCheckCannotSaveYou
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“Compliment” with an “i” or “complement” with an “e”. Which should you use, and when? buff.ly/3dVuUpN #writingtips
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Joining us for ACES National Conference 2022? On Wednesday, March 30, attendees have the opportunity to participate in or watch the annual Education Fund Spelling Bee. Show off your spelling skills or show your support in the audience! Learn more here: aceseditors.org/conference/202…
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@ShorensteinCtr A comprehensive analysis on how TikTok is being used during the war with a focus on he disinformation environment. It includes this list of quick verification tips. by: @jennifer_nilsen, @KayleeFagan, @EmilyDreyfuss, @BostonJoan mediamanipulation.org/research/tikto…
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Are you sometimes overwhelmed keeping up with how language is evolving? We put in the research and thought to craft guidance on complicated topics like race, gender, immigration, disabilities and more. Let us help you navigate complex language questions. apne.ws/NByUGfk
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I am a proofreader. Would you like a list of words which are very nearly, not not quite, the same? Of course you would 😆 All right… 🧵
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A sinister plot, a thrilling conclusion, for National Grammar Day. Watch out, @APStylebook. tinyurl.com/4r4a9bsp
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Joining us for ACES National Conference 2022? On Wednesday, March 30, attendees have the opportunity to participate in or watch the annual Education Fund Spelling Bee. Learn more here: aceseditors.org/conference/202…
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