Monday, December 17, 2012

Grammar Police Monday - Pieces Of Flair

Don't worry. GPM is still around. 

My apologies for the preempt last week, but paying homage to our fearless leader, Alex 'no hyperlink needed' Cavanaugh, was worth it. :)

Announcements first!


Anne over at Writer's Space nominated me for the Addictive Blog Award. 

(Does this mean I should start a 12-step program for bloggers? Some of us probably need it. :P)


The rules of the award are:
1.                  Thank the person awarding you. Thank you, Anne!
2.                  Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started.
3.                  Paste the blog award on your page.
4.                  Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.

In the interest of time and space, I'll link to a guest post I wrote to satisfy #2, then pass it on to some people who make the writer/blogger world a better place. This is by NO means an all-inclusive list.



Now for GPM...



Diffuse vs Defuse 
Diffuse means to spread or scatter widely. 
Defuse means to make something less dangerous or less volatile. 

Whole vs Hole 
If something is whole, it's complete; undivided; unbroken.
It probably won't have a hole in it. 

Flare vs Flair 
Flare means to blaze with a sudden burst of flame. 
Flair means having talent, aptitude, smartness of style.





Thanks for visiting. :)


42 comments:

  1. Congrats on the blog award! You deserve it because your whole blog has lots of flair! And thank you for passing it along. (=

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  2. You're welcome! The award is well deserved. You hve such an awesome blog!

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  3. Yes, thanks for passing the award on, I think it's awesome that you've come so far as a writer since I've known you :)

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  4. Lol, when I first got the tweet, I thought it was another hijacked message. I got 3 Sunday! So I didn't follow the link, but I did arrive here by other means. :) THANK YOU, Melissa! It means a lot to me. I've been so crappy down lately, and it warms my heart. I'll put mine up on Wed. and let you know. :)

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    1. Hahaha. Glad you made it over in spite of the tweet. :D And I'm glad it lifted your spirits. You sooo deserve it!

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  5. Congrats on the award Melissa! Well deserved. Plus, it's a really cool looking badge--classy. Thanks for thinking of me. I'm honored. As always your Grammar Mondays are helpful. I try to tuck the lessons away in my writing memory for future awareness..

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    1. Thanks! I agree about the badge. It matches my site, too. What a bonus! :D

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  6. Great about the nomination. You obviously have a flair for addictive blogging!

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  7. Congratulations!
    Probably won't have a hole in it - funny.
    I'm never going to live down the 'no hyperlink needed.' Thanks, Mark.

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    1. Hahaha - no, you won't, Mr. I've-got-1700+-blog-followers. :P

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  8. Congrats on the award.I remember that scene about the flair.

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    1. Thanks!
      Yup. That movie was funny. :D

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  9. Can I be part of the 12-step program? I definitely need it! ;-)

    Thanks, Melissa, for being so awesome. Love your blog and your enthusiasm. And THANK YOU for the shout out!

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  10. Definitely think you're infectious AND addictive, Melissa! Truly deserving of the recognition ... I'm very humbled that you thought of me and placed me with those other fine recipients (seriously a who's who of my favorite bloggers on that list).

    You're the best! :-D

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    1. You're very deserving to be on that list. Way more than I. ;)

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  11. Whole and hole...more proof that the English language makes no sense whatsoever.

    Congrats on the award :)

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    1. Ha! You should see some of the pairs I'm working on for next month. :P

      Thank you. :)

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  12. Oh wow, thank you so much for the award!!

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  13. Congrats on your award!
    And I love GPM :)

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  14. I've got to get used to swinging by on Mondays. I post Sundays and surf...miss things until I post again. And I LOVE your Grammar Police Mondays. It's the little things like that that are so easy to confuse. Do you have an archive that's specific to GPM?

    Congrats on the award. I get high on writing every time I come over!

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    1. Thanks for the compliments!

      Yes I do have an archive. It's over to the right in the page index, 'Grammar Police Files - A List of all the posts'

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  15. I love Grammar Police Mondays. And due to ML Swift's comment above, I've learned you have GPM archives on your sidebar, which I've completely overlooked. I plan to peruse them at my leisure.

    Love the words you chose for this post. Particularly "diffuse/defuse." Thanks for giving me much needed clarity on the two.

    Also congrats on your Addictive Blog award.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you find it helpful. :)

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  16. Yay! Thanks so much for the nomination! I'm glad you won this award. Your blog is awesome :)
    xx

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  17. Nothing like quoting Office Space to get a good grammar lesson across, LOL!

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    1. It was just too perfect of a clip. hahaha

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