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Word Nerd, Word of the Day – Terrific

Terrific is one of those words, you know, the ones we use every day, often not even knowing what they were originally used for. I didn’t always know, but I’ve been keeping a list since I was a kid. I would read dictionaries in my free time, weird? Say’s you, or maybe the person next to you. Whatever, I still do it. So did David Bowie, he was quoted as saying, “Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.” and it kind of is.


Word Nerd – Word of the Day – Peruse

It might not really mean what you thought it meant, unless you thought it meant what it means, in that case, it meant what you were thinking  . . . But if you were thinking it meant  something it didn’t actually mean, now you know what to think – wait, I’ve confused myself. No, never mind. I’m good. I think. 

What kind of grammar nerd are you? Take the quiz and find out!

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My result – The Pedant’s Grammarian

You may drive your friends and family nuts, but you would make Strunk and White proud. You love enforcing rules just about as much as you love the rules themselves. For you, grammar truly is one of life’s greatest joys.