Think Thankful Thoughts
I learned today that the word thank is derived from the word think. Its original meaning, according to the Oxford …Read More
Refuse the Refuse: The Baffling World of Heteronyms
Heteronyms are words with different meanings and pronunciations that are spelled identically.
That’s right; moped and moped are not the same words. They are two distinct words with completely different meanings. They just look exactly alike. Whose idea was this?Read More
Seven Bar Jokes Involving Grammar and Punctuation
I found this today via the Behler Blog, who found it in McSweeney’s. They are more clever than hilarious. If you …Read More
Hoity-Toity or Hoi Polloi?
The term hoi polloi comes from the Greek and means “the many” or “the majority” and is commonly used to …Read More