Stop Making Up Words!


Stop making up words. There. I said it.  It’s not really my style, but I’m dishing out a little tough love today. (Stop whining—you’ll thank me later.) Sometimes the truth is hard to hear, but if you want to sound smarter, you have to stop making up words! Below follows a short list of the most offensive made-up … Read more

10 Words You Are Mispronouncing


I hate to break it to you, but if you’re a native speaker of English and you mispronounce words, you just don’t sound … smart. Sorry! Non-native English speakers should always get a free pass! If you have any intention of fighting me on this one, I’m ready to swing! Do you know how hard it … Read more

Dontcha Wanna Sound Smarter?

Ever feel like someone looked at you a teensy bit longer than normal after you uttered the words, “… you and me”? Chances are, you began to feel a little uncomfortable and wondered if you should have said, “you and I.”

Well, I’m here to tell you that it probably was more than a feeling.

Take it from a grammar queen (clears throat, adjusts crown), there are grammar snobs among us—more than you know! And there’re everywhere! This revelation might be a little unsettling if you don’t have a crown or tiara of your own.

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