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Literacy, numeracy and internet ability in Australia

Measuring the right amount of medicine, filling out a form or finding something on the internet. Did you know that almost half of the adult population would have trouble doing that kind of thing?

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:26+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Accessibility, Did you know, Pinned|0 Comments

Word of the Day: Epizuexis

This is both a Word of the Day and a figure of speech. (Double word score?) Definition: Repeating a word (or phrase) for emphasis. (Usually 3 times.) For example, if you asked me what I did over Christmas, I might say: Eat and drink, eat and drink, eat and drink. At which point, you might [...]

By | 2016-12-27T14:29:12+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Did you know, Personal, Rhetoric, WOTD|0 Comments

Indian English: Preponing the tiffin

India has a lot of languages—according to a 2001 census, there were 29 different languages in India that had at least a million native speakers each. The official language is Hindi—but English in India is a rich variant in its own right.

By | 2017-09-13T22:18:44+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Did you know, Etymology, Grammar, Linguistics|1 Comment

The difference between i.e. and e.g.

After raging ad-hoc, non-traditional apostrophe abuse, one of the most common mistakes an editor sees is people using 'i.e.' and 'e.g.' interchangeably. First things first: they are not interchangeable. Well, they may be interchangeable in some kind of surrealist anti-grammar situation, where the desired effect is to get your reader to tear out their tongue [...]

By | 2017-10-03T08:29:33+00:00 June 21st, 2015|Did you know, Grammar, Misused words|0 Comments