Canada Spelling

Can You Tell These Commonly Misused Words Apart?

Jenna Em | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Let's face it: there are some words that have been put on earth just to trip up the masses with their spellings. Words like receive, perseverance, cemetery, occasionally, grateful, calendar, judgment, separate, and liaison -- are all booby traps of the English language.

12 Things That Make Canadian English Unique

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living

Why do we add a u to certain words? Think honour or colour. Why do we use a z instead of an s in words like recognized? Why do we pronounce it zed and...

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...

Quick Study: Does Spelling Still Matter 2 U?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada Living

"I before e, except after c." If you've ever repeated this rhyme to yourself, you know all about the mental spell-check required before sending out me...

Eight Crazy Nights, Dozens Of Different Spellings: Hanukkah's Great Mystery

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Living

Forget the "merry Christmas" vs. "happy holidays" debacle -- now that Hanukkah is officially starting, the new issue is how to transliterate the Hebre...

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.