Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Explaining the Buffalo Sentence
Maybe you’ve seen it as an illustration of the wackiness of English:
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
That is a grammatically correct English sentence. Now, I’m pretty good at this English grammar thing, but it took me quite a while to understandRead More
100 Ways to Say “Great!”
Here’s the next in my Ways to Say series. Sometimes it’s just not enough to tell someone they are great. Or maybe you are a writing teacher and need another way to say “good job!” on a student’s paper. I’m hoping this list will help: 100 Ways to Say Great!Read More
Why We Should All Just Chill Out About Language Change
As I’ve said many times on this blog: language changes. English evolves over time. That’s why the Beowulf poet wrote …Read More
100 Ways to Say “Good”
Today I present the next in my Ways to Say series: 100 Ways to Say Good. I covered ways to say bad last time, so I guess this is no big surprise.
What was a surprise is how difficult it was to limit the list to 100. Good is such a broadly-used word, covering so much ground, it has literally hundreds of potential synonymsRead More