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Did Charles Schulz coin the term ‘security blanket’?

 

Anyone familiar with Charles M. Schulz’s seminal comic strip Peanuts is probably also familiar with Linus Van Pelt and his…

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Pronunciation: ˈyo͞oləjē
noun
a speech or text praising someone…

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“Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?”

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(1894–1979)

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7 grammar myths you learned in school

 

Grammar can be tough. There are a lot of rules to follow, and a lot to wrap your head around. Some of the rules we learn…