From time to time, I write about pairs of words that happen to be homonyms. But there are different kinds, so here's a quick review.
We've all heard the idiom, ‘Houston, we have a problem.’ But there's an interesting story behind how it fell into common use.
Everyone, at some point, uses two particular pronoun types without really thinking of it. But they also misuse a specific pronoun associated with them.
The other day in the office, someone referred to another person as being a third wheel. I immediately wondered if meant to say ‘fifth wheel.’
Whenever an unknown, a so-called ‘Regular Joe,’ becomes (temporarily) famous, we'll refer to them having their 15 minutes of fame.
Whatevs, a word some might insist isn't one, is officially in the dictionary. It's a decision that is riling grammar enthusiasts.
Whenever someone in a newsroom writes a crime story, someone has to deal with the controversy over the words pleaded or pled.
Few news organizations still use courtesy titles these days and it appears the number that still does recently dropped by one.
There's some confusion over whether to use wet or whet when it comes to one's appetite, which isn't surprising since they sound alike.
You'd think that when the inventor of the image format specified how everyone should pronounce Gif, it would solve the...
The Singular They controversy continued making headlines this week as a star adopted the pronoun and a dictionary officially added the term.
The Associated Press recently released an update to its rules about using hyphens. As with most changes and updates, it's driving some writers crazy.
I saw a fellow broadcaster encourage people to keep watching for more coverage of Hurricane Dorian. But did they mean for people to stay attuned or tuned?