On Behalf Of vs. In Behalf Of (Jul 6, 2020 06:11)
The noun behalf (from Middle English, from by and half, meaning “side”) is an unusual word in a c...

Publicly vs. Publically (Jun 30, 2020 06:10)
Is publically a word? Yes, if by “a word” you mean “a term that is found as an entry in […]...

Too Many Shades of Disheveled? (Jun 23, 2020 06:09)
A word’s original meaning often expands over time. For example, take decimate, from Latin “to tak...

10 Terms About the Coronavirus You Should Know (Jun 17, 2020 15:25)
One by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic is the introduction of a vocabulary pertaining to the dis...

Furlough and Terms for Changes in Employment Status (Jun 10, 2020 17:10)
This post explores definitions and connotations of various terms associated with leaving one’s pl...

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