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Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott appears in the following:

Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Along with the words and phrases that still ring out 239 years later are less noticed turns of phrase. They say a lot about the messages Thomas Jefferson and the other founding fathers wanted to send.

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#NPRreads: Love, Coding, Yuccies, And The 'NPR Sound'

Friday, June 12, 2015

This week's selection of articles and essays covers comedian Aziz Ansari's new book about love, a new demographic term, a global gaming superstar, and more.

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Here Are 100 'Eggcorns' That We Say Pass Mustard

Monday, June 01, 2015

Several thousand people sent NPR examples of their favorite eggcorns — words or phrases that are mistakenly used but still make some sense. We read them all and picked some of the best.

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'Eggcorns': The Gaffes That Spread Like Wildflowers

Saturday, May 30, 2015

An eggcorn is a word or phrase that isn't right, but makes some sense. It's among more than 1,700 words Merriam-Webster just added to its dictionary. What are your favorite eggcorns?

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There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.

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Germanwings Crash: 'Suicide' Doesn't Seem To Tell The Story

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Though investigators say it looks like the co-pilot deliberately brought down the jet, killing himself and 149 others, there are reasons not to use that word.

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There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

When NPR correspondents report about that group, they try to make it clear that it is not a "state" in the standard sense of that word. This month's "Word Matters" conversation explains why.

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Why You're Not Seeing Those 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons

Saturday, January 10, 2015

News organizations, including NPR, support the satirical magazine's right to be offensive. But mainstream news outlets also avoid publishing such material.

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The 'NPR Grammar Hall Of Shame' Opens With 'I' And 'Me'

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NPR's audience submitted more than 270 nominees for "most misused word or phrase." No. 1: Using "me" when it should be "I," or "I" when it should be "me." Can you use them correctly? Try our quiz.

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'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate

Saturday, December 06, 2014

It's a divisive topic. Were you taught that it should be "10 items or fewer?" That would make "10 items or less" a glaring grammatical error.

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Words Matter, So Here's 'Word Matters'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.

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Before This Blogger Moves On, He Wants To Say Thanks

Friday, April 25, 2014

As he prepares to take on a new role at NPR after nearly five years with The Two-Way, Mark Memmott wants to say, "See you later."

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New Manchester United Skipper Vows To Make Fans Smile Again

Friday, April 25, 2014

David Moyes lasted less than a season as manager of the English football (soccer) club. Longtime star player Ryan Giggs is filling in and says this is "the proudest moment" of his life.

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Recovery Of Bodies From Sunken Ferry Growing More Difficult

Friday, April 25, 2014

Authorities say divers are finding it harder and harder to get into places where passengers' bodies are still trapped. On Friday, 185 deaths had been confirmed. Another 117 people remained missing.

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Imitation Or Celebration? The Joy Of Dancing In The Streets

Friday, April 25, 2014

Striking similarities between Pharrell's "24 Hours of Happy" and an indie film also featuring dance have people talking. Alva Noë says the thing that connects the two is how we all move to music.

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Russia's Credit Rating Cut To Just Above 'Junk'

Friday, April 25, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.

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Metropolis: 4/19/14

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week's two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley features new music from Factory Floor, Tensnake, Jagwar Ma, Little Dragon and much more.

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VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady

Friday, April 25, 2014

"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.

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Top Stories: Ukraine Rhetoric Heats Up; New Everest Avalanches

Friday, April 25, 2014

Also: South Korean investigators are checking the cargo load of the sunken ferry; severe weather is predicted this weekend for the Midwest; and the Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team.

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Fresh Avalanches On Everest Appear To End Climbs In Nepal

Friday, April 25, 2014

One week after 16 Sherpas were killed, new ice falls have likely ended the chances of any summit attempts this year on the mountain's south side. Expeditions continue from the north.

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