Our Twitter bio says it all: Grammar and vocabulary bosses for Gen TL;DR.
What does that mean?
A loose translation is that we write, tweet, and post about grammar and vocabulary in a concise, fun, and simple manner. It means that you won’t have to trudge through a 30-minute article to learn something that could have just as easily been explained in two minutes. It means that pedantry and formality will always take a back seat to humor and pop culture references, because let’s face it: talking about music, comic books, K-pop idols, and anime is a lot more relaxing (and conducive to learning) than dusting off monocles and holding a séance for William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White while sipping on brandy. And last but not least, it means that we will always make our content available to anyone anywhere for free. No ads. No corporate connections. No click-baits for a quick buck. Ever.
This site will feel random at first. But that’s OK. If you can endure it, you will become one of legions of loyal and supportive YUNicorns (our fandom) who make our online lives so enjoyable.
If you made it here from Twitter or Tumblr, then this site will give you insights into us as individuals, provide answers to many of your burning questions, and provide updates about upcoming books, merchandise, meet-ups, AMAs, promotions, and whatever else Nan can think of.
Our belief is that learning doesn’t have to be overly formal, complete with a proper cup of tea and a classical-music soundtrack—unless that happens to be your thing. (In that case, more power to you.)
Learning certainly doesn’t have to be tedious, sleep inducing, or soul sapping. In fact, it shouldn’t.
We value experiences. Nothing trumps an eye-opening realization upon learning something new, or a much-needed chuckle from a cute or funny GIF after a brutal day at school or work. 😮💭💡
That is precisely what we strive for: learning while having fun. Sometimes, our content is more entertaining than educational. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Whether you’re nodding along to one of our articles, enthusiastically retweeting us, highlighting text from our (upcoming) books, or simply letting everything soak in with coffee mug in hand, we want you to enjoy the experience as much as we do.
🍁 SEPTEMBER news 🍂
- Congratulations to Nessa Cannon, our writing intern, on publishing her book! 🙌 Please check out And Then There's You on Amazon.
- We have resumed answering grammar- and vocabulary-related questions on ask.fm! Look for our responses every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday!
- We are looking for new interns! For more information, check our Internships page. We will accept applications until November 1. 🗓
- Check out our new Medium article—about learning vocabulary in a fun way. We will publish a new article every week for the rest of the year! ✍️
- Congratulations to Madison Elder on becoming a writing intern! 🎉
- Congratulations to Shani Leead on becoming a photo intern! 🎉
- Congratulations to Jonah Wolf on becoming a writing intern! 🎉
- Congratulations to Christine Gu on becoming a writing intern! 🎉
- Congratulations to Kate Lau on becoming a writing intern! 🎉
You’ll be surprised at how much information can be imparted in 140 characters. (And yes, we just used the passive voice.)
We will be writing and sharing grammar-, test prep-, vocabulary-, and writing-related articles on this site, Tumblr, and Medium.
We will (finally) be producing books and zines in 2016. They have been in the works for quite some time, so we look forward to finally unleashing them onto the world.
💁 Here’s what we want you to say (or at least think) after spending a little bit of time with us: