Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2011’

Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?


My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …

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The Simple Pleasures of Spam


Blog-comment spammers are unethical and ineffective, but at least they are occasionally entertaining. This post includes several recent and amusing comments caught in our spam filter.

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A Whole Nuther Thing


Why do we say “a whole nuther?”

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New Video Post: “I Am Not A Noun!”


In this grammar lesson, I set free poor deluded souls who believe themselves to be nouns.

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Hemingway on Good Fiction


A provocative quote by Hemingway on good fiction.

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