The phrase 'under the weather' is an example of an idiom. We've all used the phrase without knowing where it came from.
It happens every hurricane season. I just saw a cable news report about a neighborhood where homes were 'completely destroyed.'
Quick quiz: When you type up something on your computer, do you add two spaces or just a single space after every period?
I recently wrote a line that used the word for a chopping instrument. For a moment, I wondered whether it should be ax or axe.
I notice an apparent assumption of evil in gender language. Words like 'deadnaming' and 'assigning' seem to point fingers from the start.
The most misspelled word of 2021 probably won't surprise you. But others on the list from a recent study might make you scratch your head.
Some Southerners might feel a great deal of pride knowing an online dictionary just added the contraction 'y'all' to its pages.
Have people forgotten how to properly write dollar amounts? One might wonder after seeing a misplaced dollar sign.
If you value good grammar, watching some newscasts may seem painful to your ears. One reason for this is the use of fake present tense.
Let's talk about two homophones — throes or throws — that sometimes lead to confusion. Here's what each similar-sounding word means.
How do you know whether you need to write shut down or shutdown? The answer is, it depends on how it's being used in a sentence.
A journalism blogger recently went off on a reporter’s live report. But in expressing disdain, he used ‘could of,’ not of ‘could have.’
Americans have a major pronunciation problem. More and more are saying certain words with a silent T when the T is not supposed to be silent.
Rubbernecking can make an already dangerous part of road even more dangerous. Here's how we wound up with such a strange name for a bad idea.