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Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl)
Works at University of Nevada, Reno
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I discovered something a few weeks ago that blew my mind, and I finally got around to writing about it. What do you think? https://medium.com/@mignonfogarty/podcasting-on-youtube-this-changes-everything-7415dcb51f44
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Thanks for the great feedback, +Neil T and +Daniel J. Lewis!
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I get to see Chris Sacca speak to the Mandela Fellows in Reno today. I'm stoked because Alex Blumberg pitching him in the Startup podcast is required listening in the media entrepreneurship course I teach. If you want to watch too, Dave Croasdell will live stream it through Periscope on Twitter at 10:30 AM Pacific. You'll need to download the Periscope app and follow @DrCrz.
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I'm looking forward to the movie! 
 
Some press reports say the film's directors created the language—they call it Minionese—and recorded some of the Minion voices themselves. Here's what some people think some of the words mean. 

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/do-minions-speak-real-language

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Very interesting debate. During the film I realize that the language of the minions is composed by a few "minion" words and a mix of Spanish, english, french, italian ... At least that is the languages that I identified. It's a very cleaver form to make it more or less understandable in all the languages without lost this "I understand what they are saying and i dont't know why" sensation in the translations
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Grammar Girl has been nominated for Best Ideas & Education Podcast in the Academy of Podcasters Awards! I'm thrilled to be included in such a fabulous group of nominees. 

http://academyofpodcasters.com/nominees/

If you haven't checked out the Grammar Girl podcast, now is a good time. 
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Congratulations and well-deserved
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I talked about semicolons, my favorite books, and my new job as a professor.
Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of the educational podcast entitled Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, which promotes the pr...
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I hadn't heard about the new position! Congratulations! Ping me if you want any tips on getting those incoming students interested in their own education. 
FWIW, I use your posts to get them interested in grammar. 
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Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl)

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At NMX, I talked about making a short video version of your podcast for Instagram, and I finally got around to trying it myself. Here's my first attempt! I started with a short audio clip that I had made for Clammr.

What do you think? Besides putting better instructions at the end for finding the podcast in case people embed the video, how can I make it better? Do you think you might try it?
“English words that come from Spanish--an excerpt of Grammar Girl podcast 465. Click the link in the bio to hear the whole show. #podcast #english…”
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Those cards are nice, +Neil T! Thanks for the tip.

I also thought of another thing I'll want to change. These should have a different image at the beginning for each video so that when people visit my Instagram page, they don't see a sea of identical logos. Each clip should have a different cover. 
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It's apparently World Emoji Day! So here's difference between emoji and emoticons. http://j.mp/1Lf7gBA
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Since music streaming companies are getting into podcasting, this infographic about how much music producers get per stream on Spotify and Pandora could be useful someday. http://rainnews.com/infographic-details-the-value-of-a-single-stream-on-spotify-pandora/
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The law that allows musicians to get paid is copyright law. As far as I know there isn't any other specific law involved (there are laws that work on top of, or hand in hand with copyright, like the Digital Performance Act, but BMI and ASCAP are basically copyright enforcement/collection agencies). Some government mandated rules have to be followed by BMI and ASCAP, but they are mainly concerned with percentage rates and other technical details. Which is why you see these old artists who were screwed out of royalties always sue the publishers.

All of which is to say, as the creator of an artistic work, you are the copyright holder, and there's no reason a BMI or ASCAP-type enforcement agency couldn't be created for podcasters. It's unlikely to happen for a lot of reasons, but theoretically it could. The question then becomes, would these networks even bother with podcasts if they had to pay royalties? And the answer to that is quite likely 'no,' since they only grudgingly pay music royalties (when they do pay them).
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My favorite story isn't true.
 
Where do we get the phrase "mind your p's and q's"?
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In the days when they had to set the type in rows, the type was made of individual letters of molded lead. The type setter would pull the individual characters from a drawer full of all the letters of one font/size. The drawer was divided into individual boxes for each letter. The box for e's being the largest. Because all of the letters were backwards, new type setters were reminded to watch their p's and q's.
That's what I was told in shop class, 53 years ago, when we were taught to set type and print.
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I don't completely fit the profile, but I'm close.
 
Are You a Grammar Nerd? See the Full Profile. via +Grammarly.com 
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There may be a parallel here somewhere.
One of my most favorite leisure activities was playing pinball.
The condition of the machine was only second to the enjoyment of playing.
I loved it so much, I became a gaming machine service technician.
This way I could make sure every part of the game functioned at 100%
I still loved playing the machines I maintained.
However, now for the drawback.
What I used to enjoy and love so deeply, I began to hate.
Trying to play any unkempt machine was pure torture now.
I would imagine the same thing applies to grammar nerds.
Once enjoyable stories are now nit picked to death, till no pleasure is left in enjoying the story for the stories sake.
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We know language changes—we don't say thee and thou anymore—but have you ever wondered why? Often, it's not clear, but there's a particularly satisfying answer when it comes to these two pronouns.
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Because they took the Bible out of schools. I remember my 2nd grade teacher she taught us to say, thee n thou and some of us made fun, and guess what Miss Wood took her ruler out and wore our butts out . There wasn't no time out or go to the Principles office or I'm calling your mama. LOL No sir she was Miss (TCB) and believe me you she did. 
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5 Beloved Children's Book Authors Share Their Favorite Novels 

What are yours?
Warning: These picks may provoke under-the-covers-with-a-flashlight reading.
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At 55, I am still reading the Narnia stories!
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  • University of Nevada, Reno
    Chair of Media Entrepreneurship, 2014 - present
    Donald W. Reynolds Chair of Media Entrepreneurship in the Reynolds School of Journalism
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    Founder, 2007 - present
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Grammar Girl and so much more
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I'm Grammar Girl and so much more.
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Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network, creator and host of the Grammar Girl podcast. Since they call this section "bragging rights," I'll mention that I was once a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, my first book was a New York Times bestseller, and my audiobook was nominated for an Audie award. My book "Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students" was named to the International Reading Association’s 2012 Teachers’ Choice book list.
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  • University of Washington
    English
  • Stanford University
    Biology
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Mignon Coughlin