Using the Dictionary in APA, Chicago, & Other Academic Writing

Did your parents ever tell you to go look up a word in the dictionary? Mine did (figures I’d end up in a career driven by language and writing). What a lot of people don’t realize is that you can get the answers to many of your questions from the good old dictionary.  Or maybe I should call it the good new dictionary, now that you can access words immediately online. No more excuses for me!

So, here are some very practical uses for Continue reading Using the Dictionary in APA, Chicago, & Other Academic Writing

Merriam-Webster and Oxford Add Funny Words to Their Dictionaries

So I know this is a “serious” site for serious academics, but every once in a while we all have to have a little fun! So you may have heard of Oxford’s addition of buttload to the Oxford English Dictionary or Merriam-Webster’s addition of bromance this past year. A few more examples are tweet, Continue reading Merriam-Webster and Oxford Add Funny Words to Their Dictionaries