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  • They'd none of them be missed

    Responding to my recent post, "Steer clear of the purity people," which linked to Bronwen Clune's Guardian article "My problem with the grammar police," Jeremy Wheeler commented on Facebook: 
  • You could look it up

    Perhaps before we publish, or read, any more inane articles about lexicography, we might take a moment to reflect on what dictionaries are for.  One of the latest misguided (read: stupid) articles on the subject is by Michael Dirda in The Washington...

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    Note: The lady mentioned in this post has objected to the use of her name, which I have deleted out of consideration of her wishes.  Let me first assure you that this is not just one more post about literally. It could as well be about singular they,...

    The Law of Conservation of Peevery

    @Mededitor tweets about "a tiresome grammar tirade (w/bonus 'entropy of our language')" at MMO Champion.  We are favored there by the observations of zeropeorth, who, thanks to his (sounds like a "he") superb command of the majestic English tongue,...

    A parent's guide to teen social media slang

    A parent's guide to teen social media slang
    For the past few years, Lara DiPaola has come home from her job in marketing and started her second job, as an unofficial translator for her 13-year-old-daughter, Katie. Like many teens, Katie speaks in abbrevs — shortened or combined versions of...