Tag: Syllable

Q&A: "Mum vs Mom" – the mother of all battles

Each week, we chat about the quirks and anomalies of the English language. This week, in celebration of Mother’s Day, we wanted to know why mum’s not the word everywhere... Q: Hey there AWC. Did you know that it was Mother’s Day on Sunday? A: We did... read more

Q&A: Double or single L?

Each week, our Australian Writers’ Centre Q&A chats about the quirks and anomalies of the English language. This week, are we seeing double or is it the Americans? Q: I have some exciting news. Want to hear it? A: Sure do. Q: I’m traveling to America! I... read more

Q&A: Acclimate vs Acclimatise/Acclimatize

Each week, we chat about the quirks and anomalies of the English language. This week, we acclimatise to a regional difference... Q: Good morning! A: Yes, it’s definitely morning somewhere on the Internet right now. Q: I always love to start the day with my fill of grammar. Actually... read more