The adventures and mis-adventures of our crazy language
English has some unusual names when it comes to animal groups, terms we use to describe a collection of multiples of specific kinds of critters.
The word ‘penultimate’ is one that looks like it’d mean one thing, but it serves as a reminder that looks can indeed be deceiving.
There’s still a debate raging over the phrase ‘reason why’ in grammar circles, with some claiming it’s not wrong because it’s an old phrase.
Last week, Google released a list it referred to as the most-misspelled words in America based on searches, state by state.
Holidays like Memorial Day, which serves as the traditional start of summer, are popular days for people to barbecue.
A recent newspaper column took on the debate over nauseated or nauseous by making an example of recent remakes by the director of the FBI.
If you misplaced the apostrophe in ‘Mother’s Day,’ you have the chance to redeem yourself with Father’s Day next month.
The debate of sneaked or snuck has divided grammar enthusiasts for some time, particularly those who insist there can only be one correct choice.
Dealing with ages in writing can cause a lot of confusion, particularly when it comes to when you should and shouldn’t use hyphens.
There are certain animal sounds that we all immediately recognize by name, like a dog’s ‘bark’ or a cat’s ‘meow.’ Here are some lesser-known sound names.
In much of the United States south, the phrase ‘fair to middlin’ is commonplace, but it’s one of those phrases you hear much more often than you see in print.
In March, a dictionary updated added more than 300 words, everything from ‘hangry’ to ‘smackdown’ to ‘struggle bus.’