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Velvet Grammar

It's no picnic having one's grammatical errors bitched about. Hey, we know. But Mignon “Grammar Girl” Fogarty makes vocab rehab fun. Her weekly podcast (the cornerstone of the quickanddirtytips.com empire) answers listeners' questions in bite-size, mnemonic-filled morsels.

"I hear from a lot of people who want to do better at work," Fogarty told New Times in an e-mail interview. "Teachers . . . want to understand the material better so they can teach it . . . Students want to do better in school." Geez, people get so excited, you'd think we use English every day.

Fogarty's second book, The Grammar Devotional, kicks things up a notch with a helpful tip for every day of the year. She signs the work at Changing Hands Bookstore. Purchasing the book gets you earlier seating and signing.


Fri., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., 2009


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