7 Language Terms That Are Actually Fun to Learn

Grammar jargon is enough to turn most people off of grammar forever. One ill-timed utterance of a term like “doubly transitive post-prepositional verb” and you might never take an interest in the subject again. But some language terms are actually fun.

Squinting modifier, anyone? How about an eggcorn? How about a nonce word or a dummy operator?

My recent column examines these and other language terms that are actually fun to learn.

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