The adventures and mis-adventures of our crazy language
A missing Oxford Comma is playing a major role in a class-action lawsuit and could wind up costing a company in Maine $10 million.
You learn that someone you know has committed some sort of crime and is trying to dodge authorities: would you say they on the lam or lamb?
Some people who use the title ‘Mr. President’ in referring to the Chief Executive get accused of being disrespectful.
The Oscars had people looking up a few words Sunday night before the big mixup at the end of the Academy Awards ceremony.
There are words in our language that have multiple meanings, leading to a great deal of frustration at times. ‘Dander’ is a perfect example.
There’s a list of new dictionary words that are part funny, part sad and part annoying, depending on your point of view.
Today we’re talking about whether to select continually or continuously, two words that appear to mean the same thing, but actually do not.
The idiom, ‘lion’s share’ has a commonly-accepted meaning, until you look back at the literature that seemed to inspire it.
President Donald Trumps advisor claimed Trump’s press secretary provided reporters with ‘alternative facts’ during a news conference.
Most people have a clear definition in mind when they hear the word ‘grotesque.’ But for typographers, there’s a somewhat different meaning.
When you encounter someone who seems more than a little unstable, would you describe that person as star craving or stark raving mad?
When typing too quickly, it’s easy to mistype massage or message and the results can be funny — if not a bit embarrassing.