Is 'Materiel' Just a Fancy Pronunciation of 'Material'? Are Binomials the Same Across Languages? March 3, 2022

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A listener wondered about the word "materiel." What's its deal (and is it related to "personnel")? Plus, "pepper and salt." "Groom and bride." "White and black." Are binomials the same across languages?

| Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates.

|Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.

|Peeve Wars card game.

|Grammar Girl books.

|HOST: Mignon Fogarty

|VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)

|Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.

|Theme music by Catherine Rannus at beautifulmusic.co.uk.

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