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James Harbeck

James Harbeck is a professional word taster and sentence sommelier (an editor trained in linguistics). He is the author of the blog Sesquiotica and the book Songs of Love and Grammar.

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There's a number of reasons the grammar of this headline could infuriate you

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The fascinating linguistic legacy of the Crimean War

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How to read your shampoo bottle

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Why is the 'mor' in 'Voldemort' so evil-sounding?

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How and when to use 'whom' instead of 'who'

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Peculiar figure skating terms: Explained

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Aunt, adult, pajamas: Why can't we agree how to pronounce common words?

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17 disgusting descriptions for delicious wines

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Myself, I don't see a problem

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Why it's difficult to tell a Canadian accent from a Californian one

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Quiz: Drug brand or sci-fi name?

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The science of making a guitar sound like a human voice

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The science of making a guitar sound like a human voice

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'You and I' vs. 'You and me'

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Capital letters: FTW or WTF?

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Why pain is expressed differently in different languages

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A brief history of African click words

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What's the point of baby talk?

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If you think these animals say their own names, you are wrong

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6 quests to fix English's messed-up spelling

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Kill the apostrophe!

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You're using that dash wrong

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In defense of the semicolon

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10 crazy prescription drug names

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How do prescription drugs get such crazy names?

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