All About Autumn

Do you love autumn? The colors on the trees. The nip in the air. This week’s blog post will instantly make you an expert on the origin of the word autumn. Autumn is the season between summer and winter (and yes, that would also be fall.) In the Northern Hemisphere it begins with the September …

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The Language of Star Wars – Part 3

Our final installment of The Language of Star Wars is here, and we’ve suggested that one character’s speaking style may actually hold a major plot clue when The Force Awakens.

The Language of Star Wars – Part 2

We’re continuing our series exploring the language of Star Wars and how linguistics contributed to the films’ success. What can this week’s Star Wars characters teach us about The Force Awakens?

The Language of Star Wars – Part 1

The Star Wars fanosphere is abuzz with anticipation for Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Will the iconic language styles of trilogies past be reflected in the new films?

Funny (Non)definitions

Disclaimer: You won’t find any of these definitions in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary: Arbitrator: n. A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonalds Avoidable: v. What a bullfighter tried to do Burglarize: n. What a crook sees with Counterfeiters: npl. Workers who install kitchen cabinets Eclipse: v. What an Cockney barber does for a living Eyedropper: …

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Backronym Whimsy

A while back, we wrote an article about retronyms. Now it’s time for more Word People whimsy! Do you know what a “backronym” is? If not, you soon shall. A backronym is a reverse acronym. (Alternative spelling: bacronym) It’s an expression that has been formed from the letters of an existing word or name. Examples …

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14 Ways to Break Writer’s Block

When your livelihood depends upon your ability to write, writer’s block is like a power outage. Your mind goes dark, and you have no idea when the lights will come back on. Here are 14 time-honored ways to break writer’s block: Take a break. Overworking your brain can make it just shut down. Surf the …

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We Traded In Our Office for Productivity

All ProEdit employees work from home now. For a company that’s had an office for decades, “going virtual” is a major shift in how we do business. The benefits have been immediate.