You’ll get a good laugh (and some pretty good grammar lessons) out of Weird Al Yankovic’s new parody.
Despite one’s feelings about Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance, you gotta admit one thing. She taught the word “twerk” to million of people who previously might have merely called it “booty-shaking.” … Continue reading
Writers, beware. As if things aren’t tough enough for journalists, now robots are threatening to take over your jobs. Think of the advantages robots have over you and me. Robots … Continue reading
Why bother learning to spell? Your smartphone can do it for you. Good grammar? That may have been useful 100 years ago, but nowadays, no one cares. Believe it … Continue reading
Confession time: I am a recovering English major. As a college student, I floated into the major. I liked to read. I liked to write. Math mystified me; business sounded … Continue reading
Poor President George W. Bush. No matter how he tried, he stumbled over the word “nuclear.” Of course, he’s not alone with pronunciation problems. This Mental Floss article lists 11 … Continue reading
I came across this cute explanation by Jack Ashby of when to use “bear” vs. “bare” and thought I’d share. Enjoy. (P.S. I strongly believe we all have the right … Continue reading
“Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls.” That was one of the standard punch lines on the Rowan & Martin show. I was just a kid back then, so … Continue reading