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February 1, 2017

Dangling modifiers sound wonderfully off-color. Say it out loud. “Dangling modifiers.” Did you giggle? I did! It’s easy to laugh and move on without really understanding what this grammatical peril is, but you do so at your own, well, peril.

Put simply, a dangling modif...

February 1, 2017

I am soooo into grammar. Or am I in to grammar? I'm pretty sure I'm into it. But then again maybe I'm in to it. Oh, no! I've said it so many times I've reached semantic satiation. Banana, banana, banana, banana. OK, phew, I shook it off for a new one.

So, what is the...

January 19, 2017

Recently I went to a show, and one of the acts went into an elaborate song during their sound check. In folksy bravado, audience members were informed, "Check one, two, this is a sound check. One, two. You are here for some music, and we're going to play for you. First...

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