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Dr. English

“Including” does not mean “limited to.” Nonetheless, some people seem to write as though “including” doesn’t exist. What does? “Including, but not limited to.” How dumb does that sound? A...

December 14, 2012
Dr. English

Herodotus of Halicarnassus, the fifth-century BC Greek researcher and storyteller, is generally recognized as the world’s first historian. In his book The Histories, as translated by A.D. Godley in 1924, he supposedly wrote, “It ...

November 15, 2012
GBA Business Management Tips

Remember the “good old days” when interns were little more than free labor? (If you were an intern during that time, you may disagree about how good the old days were.) In fact, so many employers abused the internship concept tha...

November 8, 2012
GBA Business Management Tips

Selling professional services is different from selling products. People can look at, touch, and otherwise poke, prod, test, and evaluate a product before they decide to buy. And while whom they buy it from may be important, the fact is that...

October 4, 2012
Dr. English

If you’re like many individuals who learned English in the U.S. school system, you were probably told that, when it came to titles, you should not capitalize “little words,” like “to” and “is.” In my...

February 14, 2012
Dr. English

Thanks to the magic of electronic communication, it’s possible for the good doctor to make house calls. Make your needs for visitation known by sending your request to info@geoprofessional.org. Here’s a recent exchange. Member: H...

November 2, 2011
Dr. English

The good doctor has written about this issue before, with little effect. Now the good doctor is getting angry and may be ready to start making unrequested house calls. The topic: Expressions that have gotten twisted about, like the one that ...

January 17, 2011
Dr. English

“Farther” and “further” have for many years been considered interchangeable, but they are not the same. “Farther” is associated with physical distances. As such, if you can substitute “more distance” (e.g., more yards, more l...

August 2, 2010
GBA Business Management Tips

When you purchase a service, you make the buying decision before what you buy is “fabricated” and delivered. Some people liken this to buying a bucket of steam…and they’re not far off the mark. So, what is it that people really purch...

May 10, 2010
GBA Business Management Tips

We frequently receive inquiries from members, and sometimes we publish them. This is one of those times. Hello, GBA! We are in the midst of a discussion that we can’t seem to resolve among ourselves.  Our discussion revolves around e-mail...

March 29, 2010