Category Archives: Word Nerd

Word Nerd in the Workplace, Part II: This is Not a MySpace Page

If you sat through my first article and decided that this one was worth a look-see, you must really be a sucker for punishment. This one will be much briefer (that’s such an odd word, ‘briefer’) than its predecessor, so it’s less likely to make you fall asleep at your desk. In this instalment, I’m […]

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Word Nerd in the Workplace, Part I: Yes, This Stuff is Important

I’m guessing that for the majority of the people reading this, business emails aren’t something you think about too often. This could be because you never have to send them, never receive them, or both. For those of you who are in a position that requires communicating on a business level, this article will either […]

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Word Nerd: My Eyes, My Eyes!

Being a person to whom typos jump out and say hello with a veritable flourish and tip of the hat, I have come to notice that some people have a real gift (ack) for taking everyday words and misspelling them in new and frightening ways. I’ve decided that a good way to break from my […]

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Word Nerd: UpWords and SkyWords

I thought I’d try to do something different (again) with my Word Nerd article, as it’s both easier and harder to write than my Late to the Party reviews. This time, instead of complaining about people who can’t write properly or for praising particular words for their brilliance, I’m going to drag a game into […]

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Word Nerd: Use Your Words v.1

Hello all! My apologies for my absence from Geekin’ Out lately. I’ve spent the last two weeks packing, moving, unpacking and all of that crazy, time-consuming and rather tiring stuff. At least the unpacking’s kind of fun. The packing and moving, not so much, but what can you do. I’m going to try something simple […]

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Word Nerd: Dashes

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As promised / threatened in my last Word Nerd post a couple of weeks ago, I’m going to talk about en- and em-dashes. I suspect this may put a few of you to sleep, but then again, if you weren’t interested, you wouldn’t be here, so … yeah, never mind. Sleepy Toria is sleepy. I […]

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Word Nerd: The Ever-Mighty Hyphen

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Hello, all! The lovely folks of Geekin’ Out have asked me to write a new column — piece? article? general pathetic blathering? — in addition to my weekly Late to the Party reviews. I am pleased (tickled pink, even) to present to you … the Word Nerd. In these pieces (seems as good a word […]

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