Category Archives: grammar

  1. Obnubilate Zinio, Y’all

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    June 7, 2016 by libroshombre

      The words from TheAtlantic.com fell on my ears like manna in the desert: “How y’all doing? A greeting as …
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  2. Rudeness, Cakewalks, and Library Fines

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    April 13, 2016 by libroshombre

      This era of political and cultural rudeness is certainly nothing new. In the latter 1600s French philosopher Jean de …
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  3. Grammar, Style, and Nonpologies,

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    March 13, 2016 by libroshombre

      “Many English speakers cannot understand basic grammar” was the headline of a ScienceDailyNews.com article several years ago citing research …
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  4. Nonplussed Emojis Not My Fault

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    December 17, 2015 by libroshombre

      “Mea culpa,” or “my fault,” is probably my favorite Latin phrase; at least I use it the most. This …
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  5. Unstoppable Change, Ain’t Onus, and Catalog Cards

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    October 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    “Change,” as Benjamin Disraeli pointed out, “is inevitable. Change is constant.” Ain’t it though? There was a time when “ain’t” …
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  6. Justice, Grammar, and Yahoos

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    September 4, 2015 by libroshombre

    When grammar rules arise, I reflect upon Federal Judge William Wayne Justice, a forward-thinking, progressive jurist who from the early …
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  7. Counting Words, Appreciating Hyphens, and Loathing Lowth

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    March 9, 2015 by libroshombre

    Every word counts in the world of publishing. Successful short stories writers make less than novelists, since their work amounts …
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