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It's Y'all Not Yall

It's short for you all. It's not yall! Not ya'll! It's y'all! I've been using just plain, simple unapostrophized yall for way too long. Time to step my grammatical game up.

Just making this clear once and for all. Right now y'all.

750 Words For 365 Days!

750 Words For 365 Days!

Now this feels pretty surreal! Onto the next 365 right. On.

200 Day Streak

200 Day Streak

Still going strong! 365 day badge up next...

Among Or Amongst?

Here's a word I've been confused about a long time. I use both - depending on the situation, and when I use the latter spellcheck always tells me I'm wrong. Sometimes I let it fix things for me, and sometimes I don't, because the way spellcheck claims is right just doesn't feel right to write.

I finally decided to once and for all find out who's right and who's not, and it turns out... both are correct, though according to many an authority and language blog: among is the preferred version, since amongst sounds old-fashioned and out-of-tune. Oddly enough, amongst is actually the newer word of the two, and though not as common as among, it's still commonly used despite all the authoritative critique. In UK English it's a tad bit more accepted than in the US, too.

So there you have it! There's some wisdom amongst these pages of teh Interweb after all! I guess I'll keep shillyshallying between the two whenever there's opportunity to.

Among err, a monger of grammatical justice stirs.

100 Days x 750 Words

100 Days!

If you manage to write seven hundred fifty words for a hundred days straight on this place, this is the badge you get. :) I'm not new to the site, but the last time I tried it (years ago) my streak didn't last more than 70 days, and all that at great effort, so this is... a moment of celebration! :D Let's see if I can make it another hundred!

Cliché Or Cliche?

For the longest time, I've been spelling this word with the accent aigu. All this thanks to FireFox spellcheck, which by now has kindly reminded me, many times, to add the accent or forever have my word underlined with red.

However, I recently used Chrome, happened to type in this same word... and spellcheck tells me it should be without this tiny added upper line! FireFox spellcheck gives me wrong on the latter, Chrome on the former, and they're both using EN-US dictionaries. So, which is it? The accented version, or the one without? If either one nor the other, both spellchecks probably need to check their spelling...

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