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Word Rage, by Maeve Maddox

Word Rage, by Maeve Maddox: a tool for anger management

No one speaks English in exactly the same way.

For one thing, we all speak with different regional accents.

For another, even the same individual will use different words and grammatical constructions in different situations.

Language is an intensely personal thing and we don’t like to be told that there’s something wrong with the way we talk.

On the other hand, because language is an essential part of our personality, we are judged by the way we speak.

Listen to the interview with Kyle Kellams on KUAF, January 24, 2018

Word Rage, a collection of essays by online language guru Maeve Maddox, addresses many of the usage “errors” that provoke anger in cyberspace. The word errors is in quotation marks because self-appointed grammar critics often condemn usage that is perfectly acceptable in Standard English.

Word Rage offers practical and kindly solutions to peaceful coexistence on the digital highway.

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