Grammar

If You Can't Say the N-Word, Use Quotes?

Tony Kondaks | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada
Tony Kondaks

In speculating that Obama may have been rattled by the release a few days earlier of Carlson's Obama tape, on which he employs a noticeable African-American cadence and accent to a largely African-American audience, The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan wrote: "...Obama was rattled by Drudge, Carlson and Hannity yelling "Remember he's a nigger!" Has Sullivan used his blog to employ a word that he would like to use but cannot?

Texting Tweens Lack 'GR8' Grammar

CBC | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living

Text messaging shortcuts often used by tweens — children between the ages of 10 and 14 — can lead to the decline of language and grammar skills ac...

How to Impress Me With Your Resume

Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski

Remember that episode of Seinfeld? Well, we're with Mr. Lippman. Chill out on the exclamation points -- they are rarely necessary in a resume/cover letter. When in doubt, leave them out.

No One Cares About The Oxford Comma

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada

It seems like the Oxford comma's days are numbered. The University of Oxford styleguide has decided that as 'a general rule' use of the serial comma s...