Category Archives: English

Apple scales

Being a grammar geek, my participles are never left dangling

Whether dangling, hanging or unattached, I’m often amused by participles that relate to an unintended subject. Oops! Did I really mean to say that I’m amused by mishandled modifiers when…

Apostrophe joke

Know your place

The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit. Update Like most people, when I saw this I smiled knowingly without looking much further than the joke’s obvious intention,…

Shakespeare sonnets with rose

In defence of obscure words

Do you know what these words mean: sesquipedalian, desiderata, milt, ineluctable, modality, argot, grue, heliotropic, solipsism? Would you be put off reading something if a writer had you reaching for…


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