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Friday, December 13, 2013

Do you make these 5 common language errors?

In last month's post, I gave you a list of 10 language naughtinesses. Here are five more (just click on the link to take you to the explanation):

1) Westminister

2) sing-a-long

3) just desserts

4) Brussel sprouts

5) faulty hyphenation

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Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber is an expert on the English language and a frequent guest on radio and television. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Her witty and informative talks on the stories behind our words are very popular. Contact her at wordlady.barber@gmail.com to book her for speaking engagements; she can tailor her talks to almost any subject. She is also available as an expert witness for lawsuits.