This post is part of a series where I share words that shouldn’t have gone extinct. Whenever I run across
I think we all know that I’m a fan of words, a word nerd, if you will. A lexicon loser,
I’m fascinated by language. Do you have any idea what you’re actually saying when you use idioms? Well, neither does
I love the English language. It is so old that there are words that haven’t been uttered in centuries. It’s
A while ago, I gave you a vocabulary list of English words that haven’t been used in a long time.
I think I’m officially old now. I’ve discovered that, for the most part, I’m not overly fond of 20-somethings and
My family is not rich. We don’t own any property besides the hunting cabin on a lake, which is now
Quagmires like today’s daily post prompt typically cause most to select a frequently used letter like T to start every sentence.
This week’s Prompt For The Promptless is about logomania: Logomania is defined as an obsessive interest in words or, alternatively,
Weekly Writing Challenge: Write a post written entirely in slang, dialect, or a regional accent. Author’s note: This is Detroit
English is a weird language and idioms are the strangest part of it. An idiom is a commonly used expression.
Plinky says, “There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof?
I’m not really a Grammar Nazi. Alright, maybe I am a little, but it’s not like I go correcting people
“I wish I were able to stop her,” Harbrace muttered. “If I had been there, I would have done something.”
So, I went looking for writing prompts on the internet and I found this: Oooh, fun! Typically, prompts require you
There are phrases in the English language that drive me absolutely batty when I hear them. One of them is
The Daily Post asked whether I’m a pragmatist or a stickler when it comes to the rules of grammar. Some
Today, the Daily Post told me to make up a word and its definition. I’m a huge fan of the English
1. Homos. Not the Homo Sapien variety, but the language kind, as in homonyms, homophones and homographs. For example, the
Ah, slang – the deterioration of a language by adding to it. As much as I love the English language,
Do you prefer to talk or text? I choose none of the above. I hate texting. I hate the little
What’s your least favorite cliché? I seem to recall writing about clichés before in the post Clichés Are A Dime