Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner Guests

Select your answer in each of the following. 1. We’re inviting the (Rubio’s/Rubios’/Rubios) and a few other candidates’ families to Thanksgiving dinner. 2. I need the (Clinton’s/Clintons/Clintons’) banana cream¬†pie recipe, but I don’t have¬†Hillary’s email address. 3. We hope the … Continue reading

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Tree-mendous

A certain presidential candidate is fond of the word “tremendous.” (A few days ago I heard him use it five times in 20 seconds.) So does the failure to use fresh language disqualify a candidate for high office? Even a … Continue reading

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Making Subject Lines Pay Off

Last week (http://www.normfriedman.com/blog/scary-emails/), we talked about common failings in email correspondence. This week, as promised, we’ll home in on an area where many emailers can easily enhance their skills: the composition of subject lines. Do you allocate a few seconds … Continue reading

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