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Download TextWrangler. : Quick and Dirty Tips ™ Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips.

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A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. Her archenemy is the evil Grammar Maven, who inspires terror in the untrained and is neither friendly nor helpful. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. To book a lecture event with Mignon Fogarty for your company or organization, contact Macmillan Speakers.

Follow Mignon on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Awards Media The Oprah Winfrey Show, Grammar Girl Fixes Common Mistakes, March 2007. Tinderbox (application software) Tinderbox is a personal content management system and personal knowledge base. It is a tool for storing, arranging, exploring, and publishing data.[1] Developed for Mac OS and Mac OS X by Eastgate Systems.[2][3] Its functions include storing and organizing notes, plans, and ideas, and sharing ideas through blogs.[4] It also offers functionality similar to that of outliner and spatial hypertext/mind mapping tools, in addition to knowledge management, database and agent(persistent search) tools. Tinderbox is used for a wide variety of tasks: As a personal web publishing system, with good support for blog creation and management [5]Personal information management [6]Outlining and mind mapping [7]Concept mappingNote-taking [8]Plot and story construction and writing[9]Creating hypertexts Official website.

Login. Free online photo editor - Aviary.com. Secret-Internet. Earth Calendar. 1 Choice for Media Pre-Production. Download Skim PDF Reader and Note-taker for OS X. Lorem Ipsum Generator. List of Latin abbreviations. Nearly all the abbreviations below have been adopted by Modern English.

List of Latin abbreviations

However, with some exceptions (for examples, versus, modus operandi), most of the Latin referent words and phrases are still foreign and unknown to English. In a few cases, English referents have replaced the original Latin ones (e.g., "rest in peace" for R.I.P. and "post script" for P.S.) Latin was once the universal academic language in Europe. From the 18th century authors started using their mother tongues to write books, papers or proceedings. Even when Latin fell out of use, many Latin abbreviations continued to be used due to their precise simplicity and Latin's status as a learned language.

List of common abbreviations[edit] All abbreviations are given with full stops, although these are omitted or included as a personal preference in most situations. Less common abbreviations and usages[edit] Words and abbreviations that have been in general use, but are currently used less often: See also[edit] References[edit] Home. OED Appeals Do you have an earlier record of a word which our editors are currently researching? Take a look at our recent appeals and submit your evidence. Learn more about the history of the OED Appeals in this article by Associate Editor Peter Gilliver. March 2014 update What's new: Learn more about the latest revisions and new words from Head of US Dictionaries, Katherine Martin, and and delve a little deeper into some of the entries that have been revised with the release notes by Deputy Chief Editors Philip Durkin and Edmund Weiner.

New article: Read about the results of our appeal for earlier evidence for Earl Grey tea. More Aspects of English Videos: Oxford Dictionaries.

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