Category Archive: The Grammar Geek

My completely nitpicky pet peeves (humor)

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Dear fellow geeks, geek leaders, and other random people who read this blog: This is not a useful post. ┬áThis post, in fact, will show you how the inside of my brain works.… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek LOVES This

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From http://www.laughitout.com/2008/11/english-is-such-difficult-language.html The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse We must polish the Polish… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: IEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Once again, I’m venturing into grammar geekery about something that constantly makes me twitch: the usage of i.e. Somehow, folks in my life seem to think this little abbreviation means “for example”. For… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: The Reign in Spain

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I have to admit that I’m really tired of people “raining in” the downloading of music to their networks. I mean, not only is downloaded music a complete annoyance for companies, but water… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: Win Some, Loose Some

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And the Grammar Geek is back! A comment on one of my old Grammar Geek posts reminded me of something that makes me twitch: too many letters in lose. In other words, it… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: Over Their!

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I completely forgot my weekly “Leading Geeks” post, but since I actually get more hits on this blog for the Grammar Geek posts, I figured I’d write this one. Most of you know… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: Death Throws

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Recently, I’ve seen a lot of posts that start, “We’ve been in the throws of an upgrade to Exchange 2007…” or something like that. They keep using that word. I don’t think it… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: Cousin It

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My husband asked me to write about dangling prepositions, but I read some posts today on various groups and sites that had its/it’s confusion, so I’m going to get on my soapbox about… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: Oxford Commas

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From what I’ve seen, most folks, while writing lists in sentences, write them as “x, y and z”. I, however, write them as “x, y, and z”. The difference is that last comma… Continue reading

The Grammar Geek: Avoiding Confusion

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This post isn’t about grammar per se, but about a good way to find your own grammatical errors in your business writing: After you’ve written something, read it out loud. Why? Well, maybe… Continue reading