Fancy a punctuation challenge? Act quickly on this message!

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September 26, 2011

Following on from my last post’s focus on contranyms, I have a question for you? Do you write egregious punctuation? Egregious is another contranym I’ve discovered; it can mean either shockingly bad or amazingly good. Moving on…If you think you know your semi-colons inside out, have no problems with parentheses and are a dab-hand with…

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My 5 favourite contranyms

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September 19, 2011

Most of us have heard of antonyms; these are words that mean the opposite of another. For example, ‘hot’ is an antonym for ‘cold’. Contranyms, on the other hand, are not so well-known. These are words that can mean two opposite things, depending on the context in which they are used. Eh? OK, it’s time…

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5 top tips for interviewing people

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September 11, 2011

If you thought that I spent all of my working days and nights sitting behind a keyboard writing content for the web you would be wrong. OK, so 90% of the time that would be a pretty good description of what I do, but on occasion I do get out and about talking to people…

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