Some might refer to it as a star, but nearly everyone recognizes an asterisk. So why do people so often pronounce it incorrectly?
Singer and activist Demi Lovato came out earlier this month as nonbinary and selected 'they/them' as the proper pronouns.
For more than a century now, people have used the phrase, "costing an arm and a leg" to denote something that's expensive.
Occasionally, we'll hear of a shooting in the community. But when should you call a shooting vs. an attempted shooting?
English possesses curious quirks that often trap its users. A very common example involves confusion when choosing ran or run.
This week, I pay tribute to an apostrophe warrior who fought a good fight to make people stop abusing the poor punctuation mark.
Those who examine the list of new entries added to Dictionary.com may find some questionable choices. One would have to be 'supposably.'
One of the first news stories a new producer wrote for me involved the plural form of attorney general. I smiled when I saw what he wrote.
You never know what you'll find on personal profiles. Sometimes, they can even prompt a grammar debate like, 'Did they mean gambit or gamut?'
If you have an American and a Brit pronounce the metal they make soda cans from, you'll hear the difference. Is it aluminum or aluminium?
Grammar enthusiasts fumed when a web dictionary added a few nonstandard words to its site. One of them that seemed to draw ire was 'finna.'
Sometimes your spellcheck can confuse words in suggesting alternatives. A great example could be the choice between viola or voila.
I saw a commercial featuring a tune I hadn't heard before. I wish I still hadn't heard it because it contained the non-word 'conversate.'
The older we get the more we have to dodge a variety of terms meant to define us. But what's the best way to describe older people?