Category Archives: grammar

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Bill Bryson, Double-spacing, and Rogue Apostrophes

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    June 19, 2014 by libroshombre

    Bill Bryson is among the best at putting words together informatively, expressively, and amusingly. His books, such as “Life and …
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  6. Grammar Jokes, German Genders, and Frank Lloyd Wright

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    April 10, 2014 by libroshombre

    Successful jokes depend greatly upon their recipients. Some listeners recoil at puns while others revel in them. Dante must have …
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