Vocabulary

don't use offensive phrases
Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid: New Documentary Reminds Us to Avoid Potentially Offensive Phrases

Get to the Point | Unwittingly using upsetting or offensive phrases is no way to persuade your audience.

Theda C. Snyder - July 8, 2024
word count for lawyers
Not Paying Attention When We Told Lawyers to Be Concise?

Get to the Point | Consider tight word count limits as a challenge to your writing prowess.

Theda C. Snyder - June 6, 2024
what does full stop mean
Does ‘Full Stop’ Signal You Are Stopping Yourself or Others?

Get to the Point! | If it doesn't mean you are stopping, what the heck does full stop mean?

Theda C. Snyder - April 9, 2024
national grammar day
It’s National Grammar Day! 3 Ways to Celebrate

Teddy Snyder | Lawyers' top three grammar goof-ups? Sufferin' suffixes, in honor of National Grammar Day, here are the top 10 posts from "Get to the Point!"

Theda C. Snyder - March 3, 2024
innumeracy
Innumeracy Strikes Again — and Again

Teddy Snyder | Communicating ignorance does not make you sound smart or powerful.

Theda C. Snyder - January 9, 2024
articulated pause
The Articulated Pause: You Don’t Have to Make Noise While You Think

Teddy Snyder | It turns out there’s a name for filler words such as like, you know, well, umm, and OK.

Theda C. Snyder - December 7, 2023
authentic lawyer
Can Lawyers Be Consistently Authentic?

Teddy Snyder | Regardless of whom you represent, when you act in accordance with your oath, you are being an authentic lawyer.

Theda C. Snyder - November 7, 2023
why do we call it law practice
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
emphatic
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
pronunciation
Accent on the Wrong Syll-ah-buhl?

Get to the Point! Don’t you hate it when something comes out of your mouth that makes your listener hesitate or give you a funny look?

Theda C. Snyder - June 14, 2022
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