Tag: Grammarly

German words in our English Language

My ancestry contains German DNA. That’s why I enjoyed this infographic by Jennifer Frost at GrammarCheck. Some of the words like daschshund, lager, and frankfurter I recognized. Others were a surprise. Check the list below and see how …


44 Words That Can Weasel into Writing

Writing’s hard work. Ask any writer. Good writing is harder. Sometimes weasel words can slip in. Weasel words are “favorite” words that pop up when a writer is being lazy or rushing. I first heard the term in …


Who writes better – men or women?

It’s an interesting question. Female writers of the past have used male or ambiguous pennames to disguise their gender. Women like Mary Ann Evans, who used the pen name George Elliot and the Brontë Sisters, who wrote as …