*A moment, please, to defend Grammar Girl's honor. Though I don't agree with Mignon Fogarty on every jot and tittle of her advice, I admire what she has accomplished. Writing for non-specialists (unlike the sophisticates who flock here), people who know mainly the old schoolroom grammar, if any, she explains informed usage with a minimum of technical language. She is sensible and admirably clear. And if she sometimes gives get-along, go-along advice that concedes ground to the peeververein, we should remember that her readers are very likely to be in thrall to the tinpot bosses who exact obedience to their ignorant beliefs about language and usage. She has a multitude of followers, and she has earned them.