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Curtis Honeycutt is a syndicated humor columnist. He is the author of Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life. Find more at curtishoneycutt.com.
Whether you have a physical menu or a smartphone selection, you’re bound to find some French phrases that make your food sound fancier. In truth, it’s a way for a restaurant to charge an extra five bucks for a dish.
Ambiguous news headlines make me snort-laugh, but what would you expect from a former English major?
Just imagine anything you wouldn’t say to your grandma without blushing — that’s taboo language.
Have you ever tried to sound smart, and, as a result of doing so, used the wrong word? This reveals us as the social-climbing wannabes that we really are.
Is it buy low and sell high, or vice versa? All I know is that it’s not a good idea to buy while high. Either way, all this house market hullabaloo got me to thinking: What’s the difference between the words “appraise” and “apprise”?
Beelzebub. Mammon. Legion. These are demon names. Today, we’re talking about demonyms, which are different from demon names. The devil is in t…
The Oxford English Dictionary is at it again, welcoming a fresh batch of words into its hallowed halls. In all, 700 words and meanings (senses…
Are you constantly on your phone? Do you bury your face in your Facebook feed? Do you find yourself all atwitter for Twitter? Do you constantl…