When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the virus contagious or infectious? The two words have been used interchangeably...but that's not right.
A friend of mine recently pointed out a problem with the phrase 'shelter in place' when it comes to the pandemic. It's worth some thought.
The terms epidemic vs. pandemic both have a key thing in common: the human race doesn't want to experience either one of them!
A Florida politican should learn to avoid tweeting in anger, especially after his typo correction turned one mistake into two.
I find myself amazed by the kind of grammar debates people can engage in. Here's an example: the debate about hot water heaters.
Do you more often write in active voice or passive voice? The choice you make can have a big impact on how readers enjoy your writing.
When an NBA star recently showed off his new ink, fans immediately began mocking him because of a tattoo typo! But one apostrophe can fix it!
The idiom 'once in a blue moon' implies that something rarely happens. Here's what you should know about the popular phrase.
For some reason, some of my colleagues in the journalism world have a thing about the word being when it comes to headlines.
It amazes me how often people make the wrong selection of saw or seen. Each word is a form of the verb 'see.' But each plays a different role.
When writing obituaries or sharing news of someone's demise, we often turn to death euphemisms to ease the blow. But for some style guides, that's a no-no.
If there's one controversy I wish we could settle once and for all, it's the question of the meaning for the word blog. People use it for two meanings.
People are thinking romance for their Valentines this week. But when talking about Valentine's Day, don't forget that little mark.