Demise of the -er Comparative (Sep 15, 2021 16:27)
Perhaps, like me, you were taught in elementary school that most one-syllable adjectives, plus tw...

Calculus Etymology (Sep 8, 2021 16:26)
I did not take calculus in high school. (I barely made it through basic math.) All I know about c...

Writing the Pandemic (Sep 1, 2021 18:30)
Since the media’s first faltering coverage of the coronavirus called COVID-19, the disease has no...

30 Ways to Say, “You’re Stupid” (Aug 24, 2021 18:30)
I’ve been bingeing on the Shetland mysteries by Ann Cleeves and have finished them all. The novel...

Words to Describe the Way People Talk (Aug 17, 2021 18:29)
If there is any one interest and practice shared by every human being on earth, it’s talking—usua...

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