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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

Over the past week, there’s been quite a bit of coverage of Caitlyn Jenner, so we’ve found a few posts you can use to refute the ignorant haters. We’ve also got lots of good reads about feminism and other social justice topics, pop culture, a bit of science (with an unfortunate side of sexism), and some […]

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Just for Fun

Better Grammar Through Unicorns, Part 6: Latin

Latin may be a dead language, but there are still a few abbreviations you should know how to use properly. While they may seem like they can be used interchangeably, that’s not quite the case. Let’s see if we can figure them out once and for all.

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Just for Fun

Better Language Through Unicorns, Part 5: Odds and Ends

This week we’re catching up some loose ends, including homophones I forgot about a couple weeks ago, phrases that sound OK when you say them out loud but look (and are) horrendously wrong written down the way they sound, and other random but common grammar mistakes.

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Just for Fun

Better Language Through Unicorns, Part 4: IDGAF

There are some grammar mistakes that annoy the crap out of me, but others? I don’t give a fuck. In most of the following cases, so many people use the “wrong” word that it seems really nitpicky to get on anyone’s case about it. Others may be important to get right in academic writing, but not […]

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Just for Fun

Better Language Through Unicorns, Part 3: It’s Idiom Time

Oh, idioms. I can’t imagine how people ever manage to pick these up if they aren’t native speakers, considering how often those of us who have spoken English all our lives get these mixed up. Hopefully putting them in terms of unicorns will help us all finally get these phrases right.

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Just for Fun

Better Language Through Unicorns, Part 2: Tricksy Homophones and Sneaky Spelling

One of the most annoying things about the English language is its abundance of words that sound exactly alike but have different spellings and meanings. Other words have similar meanings an even sound slightly different, but are spelled differently for different parts of speech. Some of them are easy enough that most of us will never […]

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Just for Fun

Better Language Through Unicorns, Part 1: The Basics

Grammar may not be particularly fun for everyone, but everything’s better with unicorns! Let’s let our magical friends walk us through some of the trickier words that many of us still mess up no matter how many times we go over the rules. 

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Gift Guide

Gifts for Unicorn Lovers: The Good, The Bad, and The Etsy

It’s gift giving time again, dear unicorn friends, and I have the last list you’ll need.

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Persephone Birthday

It’s Our Birthday!

Everybody grab some cake and a cocktail, because we’re four years old today.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Which Editor Would You Kiss?

Because if this makes it to publication, I’ll send a copy of Raising Unicorns to the editor with the most votes.

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We try it!

We Try It: Unicorn Poop Cookies

That’s right, you heard me: POOP. 

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Perspectives

A Completely True and Totally Unbiased View of Scotland’s Independence Referendum

BANNOCKBUUUUUUURN!

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Horns vs. Wings

Clearly, this the debate of the century.

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Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide – Because We Are All Magical Unicorns

To say we are fond of unicorns around this joint is a bit of an understatement. 

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Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Gifts Even a Grinch Would Love

Kym is doing a wonderful series of gift guides this year, but I can never resist doing one or two of my own, because I think I have great taste. Follow me down the rabbit hole after the cut, as we visit some of the Internet’s best gift hideouts.