Tag Archives: spelling

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…

Apostrophe

Sic! The illiterati are out in force

Waterstones has outraged the grammar police by dropping the apostrophe from its logo. The Twittersphere is ablaze with the defence of a punctuation mark that Boots, Morrisons, and Debenhams seem…

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