The Top 5 Most Overused Phrases on Social Media

I found this gem while perusing WordPress and figured my readers would enjoy it as much as I did, though it’s not exactly grammar related.

And let’s be honest: You use some of these, don’t you? Maybe? Just one? I haven’t, but, you know, this is just how the young ‘uns talk on social media nowadays. Might as well educate myself.

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Afflicted With Diaeresis?

If you’re an avid New Yorker reader like I am, you’re probably familiar with this little accent mark–often mistaken for the German umlaut–that’s placed over words with two consecutive vowels:

Coöperation, coördinate, reëngineer, and preëminent to name a few.

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Titles: When to Cap and When Not to

Just to be clear, I’m talking about position titles, not book/movie/article titles (already covered that–at least in part–here).

So, titles: to capitalize or not to capitalize?

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Punctuation Changes Meaning

Maybe you’re slapping your forehead right now, saying “duh!” or even “der!”

You’re likely thinking,

This is SO OBVIOUS. At least explain semi-colons to me or something else useful.

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