Confusing Words and Clauses

Over at my technical blog called Web Tune-Up Pros, I’m running an article and hot link from the [tag]Copyblogger[/tag] about how to avoid looking dumb in print and online by confusing these sets of words: it’s and its, there and they’re, affect and effect, and your and you’re.  Of course, these same confusions can ruin your writing […]

That and Which–the Difference?

Even [tag]Thomas Jefferson[/tag] and the Founding Parents (can’t say Fathers anymore due to the PC Police–oops, here they come!) couldn’t get the distinction right between using which and that. Now, the distinction is simple: that is restrictive and which isn’t; that is essential and which isn’t.  It’s all relative.  Okay, I’m joking but not joking, […]

Web World Words

Here comes the “hyper-local Internet”! And what does that mean? First let’s backtrack and look at some words that originated in Webspeak.  How about viral?  To go “viral” means that your Web site/product/idea catches on and spreads like a virus.  Can anyone engineer a “viral marketing campaign”?  There are a whole slew of sites out […]

Unmistakable in Meaning

India is going through some electoral turmoil as the two-thirds of the populace who do the farming constantly switch political allegiances in hopes that someone will come to their aid.  [tag]Indian farmers[/tag] are overworked and constantly in debt, unable to sell what they farm for what it costs them to produce and market. One voter, in […]