Misbehaving Memes: thou, with, and went (Mar 30, 2020 20:52)
Since Richard Dawkins coined the word in 1976, meme has become familiar to social media users as ...

3 Sentences in Which Semicolons Are Superfluous (Mar 26, 2020 08:42)
Many writers—even professional ones—are wary about employing semicolons, at best because the punc...

From Mercury to Hermeneutics (Mar 24, 2020 19:33)
One of the most popular of the Roman gods was Mercury, patron of merchants and thieves. Mercury h...

Discomfiture Is Worse Than Discomfort (Mar 18, 2020 14:38)
I’ve noticed the two nouns, discomfort and discomfiture, being used interchangeably, as if ...

5 Cases of Faulty Parenthesis (Mar 12, 2020 09:50)
When a sentence includes a form of parenthesis—a word, phrase, or clause framed by a pair of comm...

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