Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Word Pairs that Repeat Themselves
He grew by leaps and bounds. We searched every nook and cranny. You will have to pick and choose. English …Read More
Why, That’s an Interesting Use of “Why”!
Why do some people use “why” in sentences that aren’t questions? A great question from a reader.Read More
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
When you say, “It’s complicated,” do you mean the same thing as “It’s complex?”Read More