4 Things I Learned in May.


I’m joining Emily again to share a few things I learned in the merry old month of May. Wanna play along? Tell us what you learned last month: It can be silly or serious and you can post on your blog or just let me know in the comments section below!

1. According to the woman who was giving my son’s class a tour of the Burpee Museum in Illinois, you can recognize words that are Greek in origin if the word contains a y in the middle that makes an I sound. Mind. Blown.


2. Apparently you can earn money (or rewards at least) if you use the Bing search engine rewards program. Just search as you normally would and you’ll be earning points towards things like Amazon gift certificates or travel rewards points or even donations for charities.


3. A run-on sentence is NOT just a really long sentence. According to these debunked grammar myths at Mental Floss, they can actually be quite short. A run-on sentence contains independent clauses that are squished together without the help of punctuation or a conjunction. For example: “I am short he is tall,” is a run-on sentence even though it only has six words.


4. Giraffe tongues are gross, slimy, long and gray.


 What did you learn last month?

5 responses to “4 Things I Learned in May.”

  1. jerralea Avatar

    Love the grammar lesson – especially the graphic about you’re and your. It drives me nuts when I see it misused! I may or may not be guilty of run on sentences …


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      Let he who has not used grammar incorrectly throw the first stone. 🙂


  2. Betsy Avatar

    Great things to have learned!


  3. Tondra Denise Avatar

    I came to you from Emily’s! LOVE your writing style and just wanted to say thanks for sharing these lessons today… but I may have just discovered that I am anti-punctuation! What? I didn’t realize it until just now reading your post, but I stopped using punctuation in my writing a few years ago, and it felt so great, so liberating, so freeing, that now I struggle with how to use it properly. (Perhaps, I’ll need a review this summer along with my kiddos). Anyway, love your blog, and your children are beautiful!! Happy Summer!


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      I’m anti punctuation in my poetry. A little too influenced by ee cummings perhaps.