Courtney Tobin

I love ancient languages like Greek and Latin, but modern ones are pretty interesting, too! So working with the written word every day and helping Verblio customers get the content they need is really enjoyable. If I’m not reading Homer or Horace, I’m usually figuring out how everything at Verblio can be even more awesome.

How To Use Semicolons + 2 Easy Rules When Using Semicolons

By Courtney Tobin / October 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

The semicolon is one of the most misused punctuation marks in the English language—even among very good writers. Maybe you avoid using semicolons because you aren’t sure exactly how they work, maybe you liberally interchange them with commas, or maybe you just don’t like using them at all because you prefer concise and pithy sentences….

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Caveat Scriptor: How To Use Latin In Your Writing

By Courtney Tobin / August 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

Seneca paved the way for the forgiveness of minor infractions when he said, “Errare humanum est (to err is human),” but when it comes to using Latin in your writing, don’t settle for that old chestnut. Employed correctly and appropriately, Latin can make writing more clear, concise, and effective. But caveat scriptor (writer beware)! When…

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Dec 19 WOOF Round-Up: Banana Sticks

By Courtney Tobin / December 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

Here is your weekly WOOF Round-Up. This is where you’ll find all of the Words Of The Day From The Dictionaries Of The Day. Enjoy!

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WOOF Round-Up: Let Them Eat Cake! Or Meat.

By Courtney Tobin / December 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Here is your WOOF round-up: your single stop for all the Words Of The Day From The Dictionaries Of The Day.

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Double WOOF Round-Up: A London Murderess?

By Courtney Tobin / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Was Jack The Ripper really Jill The Ripper?

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WOOF Compendium: Sinister Etymology

By Courtney Tobin / November 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

This is your WOOF Compendium, wherein we compile the WOrds of the day from the dictionaries OF the day for your review.

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