Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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Words We Confuse That Spellcheckers Miss, Part T2


At long last, here is the second section of  T-words that confuse our poor spellcheckers. Try to keep them straight. …

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At the End of the Day


A blog reader recently emailed me the following question:
Please tell me why people constantly say “at the end of the day” when explaining the final results of something and seemingly everything now? What the heck happened to using your brain to explain the finality of a situation.

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It’s Okay To Say “Kids” When You Mean “Children”


If you are in the habit of correcting people who say “kid” to mean “child,” you should probably stop.

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Why Is It Always Bad To Have an Attitude?


Why is language, weather, or attitude always bad?

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