Dennis Baron gives us historical context on how we use personal pronouns in "What's Your Pronoun?"
People who think that "that" cannot be used for human beings are, at best, uninformed
A book by David Shariatmadari corrects misunderstandings of how we speak and write
Online complaints about language usage follow a predictable pattern.
Not everything that people think of as a rule in English is an actual rule
You Don't Say has been chugging along on grammar and usage for fourteen years
Borrowings from the French can get tricky.
The apostrophe is our most treacherous punctuation mark
You get it wrong half the time you use "whom"
Looking at the choice of BA/AD or BCE/CE calendar notation
A look at reactions to the "OK Boomer" meme.
Every time the Associated Press Stylebook announces a change it provokes misguided outrage.
Now that nobody cares about 'hopefully' any longer, language snobs will look for another reason to sneer
Because we're human, we're prone to error; because we're human, we don't like to admit it.
Whether you use "controller" or "comptroller," how you say it may get someone to troll you.
Allan Metcalf explains how the name of Gunpowder Plot figure Guy Fawkes became first a common noun, then a pronoun.
Exploring whether to use "the Rev." or a bare "Rev."
If you don’t see empathy, humility, and a surgeon’s precision with detail, look somewhere else
Many people labor under misconceptions about what dictionaries do and what they are for.
Newspapers go their own way with punctuation.
Sorting out 'who' and 'whom' may be more than you have stomach for
Editors have kept the "comprise/compose" distinction on life support.
A review of "Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark" by Cecelia Watson
Misconceptions about the way language works
I am not a grammar cop, and we do not need a grammar police force.
English and the lowest common denominator
Writing can be running a gantlet between people who follow an imaginary rule and people who are utterly unaware of it.
Great Fowler’s ghost! There has been some serious grammar and usage malpractice out there.
You never know what you will find in the wild.
Some people object to "efforting," but I rather like it.