Category Archives: Words @ Work

The Word Cop Pleads for Verb Variety

The Word Cop is back and shaking her head in despair.  This time she despairs over the fact that current popular vernacular appears to contain only 2 verbs.  Those two are “go” and “I’m like”.  That second one isn’t even … Continue reading

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The Word Cop is Listening – How’s your pronunciation?

Professionals have to be able to communicate, both in writing and in speech.  How we communicate gives an instant impression of our professional persona – good or bad – to colleagues, clients, and potential clients.  So how do you want … Continue reading

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Good Grammar Lives! Kudos from the Word Cop

I’ve aired plenty of beefs about crimes against the English language.  There’s certainly no shortage of material for ranting.  Today, however, I have a rave.  It’s a rare thing from me, so enjoy it. My kudos today go to a … Continue reading

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The Word Cop and “Myself”

I’ve been reading my favorite newspaper again – The Wall Street Journal.  The breadth and depth of its subjects and coverage never fail to grab my interest and impress me. This time, the article in question is “Me, Myself, and … Continue reading

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Un-buh-lievable: The Word Cop takes on vowels

All of us endure a constant onslaught of advertising, particularly on television.  I do my best to tune out most of it.  In fact, I love my mute button when I can get to it.  However, when I am cooking … Continue reading

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Can you – like – speak without saying “like”?

The word cop is back today.  This time, I would like to speak more seriously to the many young people out there who are just entering the work force or preparing to do so soon.  So many of them can’t seem … Continue reading

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Crucifying the English Language – time for the word cop!

I confess, I was raised by an English teacher.  I am also an avid reader and writer.  English is a magnificent language, full of rich words that allow us to express ourselves in countless ways and at every emotional level.  I … Continue reading

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