Tom Murphy – Murphy's Law

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Do you get bad grammar off people?

February 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

I blame my grandmother. She loved providing real-time feedback on my grammar and her favorite was the difference between ‘off’ and ‘from’. If I innocently reported to her that I had received something off someone, she would immediately respond that “you get fleas off people, but you get things from them”. Indeed. While I am […]

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The joy of… language

September 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Off-topic

During a meeting earlier this week I spotted a well thumbed copy of Eats, Shoots & Leaves on an office book shelf.  This discovery sparked an enjoyable conversation on the power of language. Of course if you’re working in Public Relations then language is occupational currency. Later in the week I was absent mindedly browsing […]

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Blog scorecards & improving your writing…

August 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Social Media

Looking for a way of measuring the success (or not) of your corporate blogging efforts? David Jones is sharing a dashboard template (PDF) from Hill & Knowlton in Canada.   Kevin Dugan has posted five sources for improving your writing including Word of the Day.  By the way Dictionary.com offers a Word of the Day […]

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