Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This week: biweekly/semiweekly + New Podcast Episode + New Blog Post

Technically, a biweekly meeting occurs every two weeks and a semiweekly one occurs twice a week; but so few people get this straight that your club is liable to disintegrate unless you avoid these words in the newsletter and stick with “every other week” or “twice weekly.” The same is true of “bimonthly” and “semimonthly,” though “biennial” and “semiannual” are less often confused with each other.


Paul Brians' latest blog post looks at a strange sentence from The Washington Post.

This week on the podcast it's the history of Common Errors in English Usage (Part 2), covering the origins of the Web site and book, including some glimpses into the early days of the World Wide Web.

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