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Ditch the Zombie Nouns Starting This Halloween

Get to the Point! | Lawyers are notorious for adding suffix upon suffix to kill off perfectly serviceable action verbs to replace them with monsters: zombie nouns.

Theda C. Snyder - October 26, 2023
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The Practical Meaning of the Term ‘Law Practice’

Teddy Snyder | Getting teased about “practicing until you get it right” can feel like an insult. So why is it called a law practice anyway?

Theda C. Snyder - October 10, 2023
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Quiz: Anything Wrong With These Sentences?

Teddy Snyder | Let's test your attorney grammar skills with a communication quiz! Figure out if these sentences are fine or if you can make them better.

Theda C. Snyder - September 26, 2023
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Use Playtime to Improve Your Communication Skills: The Value of Smartphone Word Games

Teddy Snyder | A few smartphone word games to help expand your vocabulary.

Theda C. Snyder - August 15, 2023
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Getting Your Adjectives in Proper Order (John Bercow Would Be Happy)

Teddy Snyder | Mixing up your adjectives can raise eyebrows at best or muddle your message at worst.

Theda C. Snyder - July 12, 2023
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Emphatic Advice: Don’t Write Like a Flight Attendant

Teddy Snyder | When you find an emphatic auxiliary, a legal double, or a -self pronoun in your writing, give it the necessity test.

Theda C. Snyder - June 21, 2023
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Make Me Love Your Podcast!

Teddy Snyder | Eloquent speakers understand that in every setting, every minute should be informing, perhaps delighting, your audience.

Theda C. Snyder - May 30, 2023
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Should You Use Personal Pronouns in Email Signatures?

Get to the Point! | Including a pronoun preference in an email signature is now widely accepted in big business. Good reasons to add your pronoun preference.

Theda C. Snyder - April 4, 2023
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Nym Words: Sufferin’ Suffixes

Words with the suffix “–nym” pop up regularly. Some are common, but many of the 46 words with this suffix are not. “Nym” derives from the Greek word for “name” or “word.”

Theda C. Snyder - February 15, 2023
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How Many Letters Are in the Alphabet? More Than You Think

Get to the Point! | Getting diacritical marks right in your legal documents can make or break your case.

Theda C. Snyder - February 8, 2023
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