Category Archives: Word usage

The Art of Asking Questions

From the “Work In Sports” blog. The author, Brian Clapp discusses the art of asking questions. Whether you’re a sports reporter, job interviewee, or project manager, the art of asking thoughtful questions that churn a spirited discussion is crucial to … Continue reading

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Why Precision in Communications Matters

Being a words guy, I’m chagrined when I receive business communications with misspellings, or when someone uses an incorrect word or phrase to convey a message or idea. When I was young, I believed that most people communicated with precision.  … Continue reading

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A Curmudgeon’s Guide to All Things Awesome.

I confess. I’ve got a thing about this word “awesome.” It is abused, overused, misused, folded, spindled, mutilated, and beaten to death! The traditional definition is, according to dictionary.com, “inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear.” I might … Continue reading

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