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As fall begins, let’s take a moment to recognize that eponyms are all around us — regardless of whether you measure the diminished temperatures in Fahrenheit or Celsius. Both temperature-measuring systems are eponyms.
If you run into my daughter in the line for preschool pickup, you can tell her that, yes, her dad knows nothing. But, he certainly knows quite a bit about nothing.
Let’s take a quick hike down a linguistic path in order to better understand the expressions "in the woods" and "in the weeds."
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”?
Oh, those crazy “o”-ending words! What are we going to do with them?