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  1. woah
    The Petty Writing Mistake That Drives Me NutsFor no good reason, and I know I’m wrong to care, but I do, and so I looked for company.
  2. burning questions
    Why Is the Second ‘G’ in Gilmore Girls Lowercase?This is maddening. 
  3. The Unexpectedly Existential Roots of Adjective OrderWhy it’s a “huge fuzzy blanket” and not a “fuzzy huge blanket.”
  4. The Race to Study a Dying Sign Language Before It DisappearsIt’s making linguists rethink what they believe about how humans learned to speak.
  5. Linguistics Explains Why Ending a Text With a Period Is So AwfulIt’s all about context.
  6. Birds Can Be Grammar Nerds, TooHumans aren’t the only species that use this particular linguistic rule.
  7. adventures in language
    Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Running for President in the Past, Present, or FutureDoes this mean she’s going to run?
  8. corrections
    Remember, Taylor Swift Never Had to Take the SATsA grammar problem with misquoted lyrics. 
  9. It’s Too Late. Exclamation Marks Are Unstoppable NowWhat was once reserved for joy or excitement is now simply polite. 
  10. horror
    Rosemary’s Baby Trailer: High-Risk PregnancyZoe Saldana looks sad.
  11. videology
    The Lonely Island Raps About ‘Semicolons’; Has No Idea How to Use ThemSemicolons are confusing; Lonely Island can tell you that.
  12. By the Way, It’s Really Called ‘the Sequestration’“Sequester” is more of a verb.
  13. tea time
    Look at These Photos and Feel Superior to Tea Partiers“This is America and our only lanaguage [sic] is English.”
  14. company town
    ‘Playboy’ Profits: Going Down?Plus, ‘02138’ graduates to a new publisher, Bush goes online, and Skadden makes big bucks — all in our daily industry roundup.