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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Funny, Funny English and Where To Go To Tickle Your Funny Bone

What can I tell you. I love grammar columns. I'm not so crazy about straight old grammar books but most columns contain a little (or a lot) of humor. Even my Frugal Editor has a little. But June Casagrande of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies and Moral Syntax is my favorite for funny. Even above William Safire.

So here are her top online dictionaries,, and And the biggest secret straight from her "A Word Please" column (syndicated in the Glendale News-Press, an LA Times newspaper) is:

She says for basic grammar this Web site is user-friendly, beginner-friendly and well-organized. I say it is good, but not funny. At least not any funnier than I find English in general. Still, it's a good place to go with your questions.

My advice for information and funny, read June's books first!

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success at Learn more about her other authors' aids at, where writes will find lists and other helps on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog.

1 comment:

Dawn Colclasure said...

Glad I came across the book mention. I'll be sure to check it out! :)

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