What Does It Mean To Be “Hoist with One’s Own Petard”?
I read this sentence recently in an editorial on Obamacare: “…Obama then finds himself hoist by his own petard.”
So, what’s a petard and what does it mean to be hoisted by it?Read More
The Next Edition of Crazy English Memes
Another edition of memes highlighting the wackiness of English and English idioms.Read More
“Past” or “Passed”? “Pastime” or “Pass Time”?
Here are two words people often confuse: passed and past. Let’s see if we can clarify the distinction.Read More
Is Your Interest Peaked or Piqued?
A comment on my Facebook page recently stated that I had “perked the interest” of a reader. I can see …Read More