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Lexiboost

Lexiboost: “Perspective” What a Difference a Comma Makes

LexiBoost Du Jour: Perspective (n.): 1. a way of regarding situations, facts, etc, and judging their relative importance The image says it all. Punctuation is perspective. Be mindful that you are saying what you actually mean. You might be giving your power away without realizing it. Commas ( periods, dashes, …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Spoonerism” Horses and Whores

LexiBoost Du Jour: Spoonerism (n.): transposition of initial or other sounds of words, by accident or farce, as in blushing crow for crushing blow. Spelling counts. There is just no getting around it. And while spoonerisms are generally funny and harmless, there are consequences to slips of the tongue (and …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Contravention” Rule Observation and Violation

LexiBoost Du Jour: Contravention (n.): an act of contravening; action counter to something; violation or opposition. It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.  ~ T.S. Eliot Before you try to contravene the rules of writing, take the time to learn them. English is indeed …read more →

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The ever fearful semicolon

We here at KEMPS Consulting hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season, filled with fabulous food, festivities, friends, and family! A wee bit of alliteration; sorry, we’re English language paramours (read: nerds) and we just can’t help ourselves. This coming new year brings about a fresh start for …read more →