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I am the communications manager at the Oregon Department of State Lands. With a bachelor's in linguistics, I often find myself caught between how we actually use language and what's acceptable in written text. That makes life interesting though!
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When Words Collide
August 15, 2016
There's Something About "Thing"
June 27, 2016
Why You Should Abandon the Edit-As-You-Go Method
September 19, 2016
Seven Strategies for Banishing Your Perfectionism
November 27, 2015
Sustained, Mislived Difficulties and Other Drivel-ish Dreams
September 7, 2016
The Perversity of Past Participles
September 1, 2016
When the Wrong Word Just Sounds Better
November 9, 2015
Minds, Bodies, and Verbs
September 1, 2015
Ben Zimmer Wins LSA's Linguistics Journalism Award
October 29, 2014
A Linguist Answers, "Why Do I Do What I Do?"
January 17, 2011
Murray's Mission: My Greatest Elementary School Memory
May 7, 2014
January 24, 2012
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