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Is Snopes.com a reliable source?

Examining the credibility of a popular hoax slayer Today I received a comment from someone who informed me that "most intelligent people have come to realize" that the Urban Legends Reference Pages - collectively known as Snopes.com - is "not a very reliable source." Rational skeptic [a manifesto] that I am, I [...]

October 5th, 2011|Writing|19 Comments

Proper grammar: Anyway vs. any way

This one's simple and needs little in the way of explanation: Anyway = Regardless Any way = Any method Anyways – This is improper; should be avoided Resources: Grammar - Any way vs. anyway Anyway, Any Way, or Anyways? Daily Writing Tips Anyway or Any Way? EnglishPlus

July 19th, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

Grammar: Proper punctuation when mentioning TV shows

Just after publishing the post about my surprise upon seeing Ashley Judd appear in an old, late-night Star Trek Next Generation rerun (and how Ashley Judd reminds me of Natalie Portman for some reason), I realized I was not 100% sure about the official grammar rules concerning TV show titles, episode names, and a few [...]

July 6th, 2011|Grammar, Writing|0 Comments

Capitalization rules: Title case vs. sentence case

I should admit right from the start that I favor sentence case capitalization rules over title case capitalization. When the two capitalization standards are compared objectively, I strongly believe that sentence case wins, hands down. As a web content writer, the issue of capitalization comes up frequently. Should I automatically apply my preferred capitalization standard [...]

July 2nd, 2011|Grammar, Writing|3 Comments