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Welcome to Wordsplash!

Welcome to Wordsplash!

From 2007: The very first post from "Wordsplash," Dave's original blog about writing and language -- with an index of the other Wordsplash articles now available on Globejotting.com.
Say Where?

Say Where?

Local versus global pronunciation of place names: Should we worry which is correct?
Nevadans Insist There’s Nothing “Odd” About Their Name

Nevadans Insist There’s Nothing “Odd” About Their Name

... But outsiders are pronouncing it wrong and it's making them cranky.
Word Order in the Court!

Word Order in the Court!

Structure your sentences carefully, or this could happen!
Life in a Boneless Country

Life in a Boneless Country

From Tulsa, Oklahoma: An undercover grammar investigation.
Each and Every Redundancy

Each and Every Redundancy

Sometimes, people say the same thing again and again by repeating themselves over and over.
Tase the Clichés, Bro!

Tase the Clichés, Bro!

Words and phrases that should be banished from English.
An Alternative to Quitting Your Day Job

An Alternative to Quitting Your Day Job

How a TV reporter became a sneaky novelist.
New York Times Lists Popular New Phrases of 2007

New York Times Lists Popular New Phrases of 2007

The New York Times list of buzzwords and phrases that soared in popular usage in 2007.
Shelfari: A Website for Book-Lovers

Shelfari: A Website for Book-Lovers

Shelfari is a nifty networking site where you can read and write book reviews, get suggestions from readers who share your literary interests, and show off your own personal library.