istorian Matthew Lyons quotes Sir Walter’s leading biographer, William Stebbing, on this subject. Spoiler: he ends by saying, “The spelling Raleigh, which posterity has preferred, happens to be one he is not known to have ever employed.” But whatever. Do we really want to change the name of our town to “Rawley,” “Raulie” or “Rawlegh”?
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It’s a problem as old as marketing itself. Someone is tasked with putting together effective copy, but the finished product… Read more How not to sound “pitchy” in marketing writing
The word blog can bring up images of teenagers pouring their heart out over the internet to imaginary audiences. Because… Read more Here’s why you should be keeping your website’s blog updated
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