Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
Why do some people use “why” in sentences that aren’t questions? A great question from a reader.
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?
How to say “I love you” from great works of literature.
The Oxford English Dictionary attributes somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 words to William Shakespeare. He was certainly among the greatest word-coiners of all time, but his most fascinating word was not actually a coinage.