February 21st, 2015

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Friday Funnies: Quotative Like

XKCD shows us just how hard core linguists can be when it comes to the 'quotative like'.



"God was like, 'Let there be light,' and there was light."


fandom_grammar hasn't done an article specifically on the 'quotative like', but you can certainly check out our usage tag for general information on usage. There's also a Grammar Girl article called Why Do People Say "Like" So Much? which covers multiple different ways "like" is used.
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FRIDAY FEATURE: Constructive Criticism and You

The English language is full of quite a few foul words, but few are as foul as one most nefarious nine-letter word: criticism. (Quick! Walk outside, turn around three times, and spit over your shoulder!)

Receiving criticism is one of the hardest parts of writing—harder, perhaps, than finishing that first draft. But before we get into it and what makes it such a chore to endure, we're going to have ourselves a little Greek Mythology 101 lesson:

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