Hidden Metaphors in Anatomical Terms

Arika Okrent, our favorite grammar cop/English language scholar, gets down to the nitty gritty today – body parts. And once again this video gem doesn’t fail to charm.

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The Story of Figurative “Literally”

Another little gem from Arika Okrent, our favorite grammar cop/English language scholar. Today she analyzes another of our pet peeves, using the word “literally” to mean “figuratively.” And, as usual, she does it with charm.

 

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Words That Seem Related, But Aren’t

Yeppers, kids, this is just what you suspected, the second marvelous analysis of that wonderful language called, erm, “English” by Arika Okrent that we’re posting today. (The first was HERE.)

And why, you ask, are we doing this, when we usually only show one of Akira’s beauties each week? Well, it’s like this…we screwed up. Forgot to post for a few weeks. So it’s Make Amends Time, peeps!

And you thought we didn’t love you…ha!

(What’s that? You really always assumed we did? In that case, turn in your WGA card, you phony. Who ever heard of a real writer who wasn’t insecure?

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