With 34.7 million Americans claiming Irish ancestry and 122 million being Irish enough at heart to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this seems like a good opportunity to indulge my Scots-Irish side. Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend, everyone!
National Grammar Day is 10 short days away, on March 4th, the day of the year that forms a handy imperative sentence. It’s not all commands and demands, though. You’ll have a number of fun options for celebrating. Here are a few you'll want to check out:
We’ve had a little word fun with Valentine’s Day before. We unscientifically proved that the language of love is 70 percent French (or 100 percent Nahuatl), and we took you from a sweet treat to a life commitment in a five-step reflections game. Today, with snow (again!) blanketing much of the U.S., we slow it down and warm it up with a doublets game that goes from warm embrace to warm attachment in eight steps.
In the U.S., we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday in January — January 20 this year. As a professional speaker, both in his role as minister and as civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr generated a remarkable body of quotes on a wide array of issues. Many have become touchstones in modern writing about courage, education, ethics, faith, justice, love, nonviolence, racism, sense, and more.
Many editors—freelancers and in-house staff alike—give year-end holiday gifts and cards expressing appreciation to clients and colleagues. It’s a great way to cultivate collegiality and grace in your profession, but it’s also a good way to keep your name in the minds of those who make your business run smoothly. Did time-crunch or budget constraints keep you from sending out a round of appreciation this year? Read on.
We may dream of and play games featuring winter adventures, but much of the U.S. is experiencing the kind of cold and snow that drives us inside for cozy and quiet evenings. The kind that go perfectly with a warm beverage and a good old-fashioned word search.
Find the 24 winter words in this classic word search. Words can go in any direction—including backwards and diagonally. Need a little help? See below for the first two letters of each word. [Difficulty level: moderate]
I’ve never thought of myself as a Halloween enthusiast. A quick look at the posts I’ve written for Copyediting over the last couple of years, however, reveals the truth. I’m a sucker for fantasy, phantasmagoria, and even a good old-fashioned frightening now and then. The proof: