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Inbox vs. in box

I’m just going through what I believe to be the final edit of my book Juggling Life, Kids & You and I’m stuck on the word inbox. I have 4 instances of ‘inbox’ and 20 of ‘in box’. Which is the correct one? On turning to Google, I cannot find anyone that has written in box … Continue reading

The word cogitate

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on the word loquacious and said how much I liked the sound of the word.  A reader recently commented on that post (thank you) and said that they liked the sound of the word cogitate.  Having not used that word before, I looked it up. I agree, it’s quite a … Continue reading

Note 360 – About the Versatile Blogger Award

I’m touched to have received the Versatile Blogger Award for the second time.  A very big thank you to Heart Whispers for nominating me (Heart Whispers is a fantastic blog – definitely worth a visit).  Also, it’s taken over a week to pass this on – I had to schedule a place in these last few posts of … Continue reading

Note 358 – Comparing morale and moral

A work colleague kindly left a comment to tell me that I had used the word morale instead of moral in Note 353 – Is it ‘formally’ or ‘formerly’? (I could have kicked myself, but thank you!).   The sentence I originally wrote was: “The morale of the blog is:..” which of course should have been “The moral of … Continue reading

Note 353 – Is it ‘formally’ or ‘formerly’?

The word formally was underlined in the spell check just after I posted Note 352 yesterday, and it prompted me to change it to formerly so I quickly did (unfortunately without thinking). Whilst typing this blog today and running myself down thinking that I had spelt something wrong, I have now realised that I actually … Continue reading

Note 352 – The phrase ‘for all intents and purposes’

According to Phrases.org, ‘for all intents and purposes’ means “In effect; for all practical purposes” and although the phrase’s exact origin isn’t clear, it has been around since the time of Henry VIII (16th century). They also say that the phrase was originally known as ‘to all intents and purposes’, but “it is ‘for all … Continue reading

Note 350 – Time flies when you are having fun

A colleague said this to me at the end of a busy day last week. Knowing that this is a very popular phrase, I thought that I’d look up its origin on the way home.  After scribbling down some notes, it gave me an idea for today’s post.  The term time flies is “used to mean that time passes … Continue reading

Note 349 – Is it spelt accidentally or accidently?

Before you read on, which do you think is the correct spelling: accidentally or accidently?  I hope no one spotted the accidental misspelling of the word accidentally in yesterday’s post (Note 348 – Accidentally overwriting blog posts) before I changed it.  This is apparently a commonly misspelt word of which I am guilty of unfortunately (not anymore though!). Although I now know … Continue reading

Note 339 – What is a copywriter?

I’ve often wondered what a copywriter actually does and thought I would do a bit of research today.  Copywriting or ‘writing copy’ is the act of writing or editing content for a living.  “Commercial writers or copywriters have been around since the world became literate” says Allena Tapia in her post What exactly is a copywriter? (About.com).  She explains that the ‘content’ they … Continue reading

Note 334 – The word insatiable

Cambridge online dictionary defines insatiable as a desire or need “too great to be satisfied”.  According to Wiktionary.org, nouns to which insatiable is often applied are appetite, desire, curiosity, thirst, hunger, need and greed.  Sentences using the word insatiable The man had an insatiable curiosity about life He constantly read books to feed his insatiable thirst for knowledge … Continue reading

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