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RE: National Memo Day

by • May 20, 2014
memo, National Memo Day, Grammarly, business writing

A memorandum, or memo, is the name for a particularly annoying type of communication, largely used in business to tell recipients, “I told you so.” The term has a storied history in business communication, from the mundane (listing types of items that may be purchased from petty… MORE →

The Mother of All Blog Posts

by • May 08, 2014
mother's day, quote, idiom, writing, mom, Grammarly

The mother of all holidays is coming up – Mother’s Day. According to History.com, a woman named Anna Jarvis created the American version of the holiday in 1908, prompted by the passing of her own mother. It became an official holiday in 1914. Jarvis later denounced the… MORE →

Happily Ever After, or Not

by • May 01, 2014
Pied Piper, Mother Goose Day, fairy tale, writing, Grammarly

May 1 is Mother Goose Day, established in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar upon the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature. The day is a time for reflecting on fairy tales, acting them out, making and wearing Mother Goose costumes, or reading fairy… MORE →