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The English language is constantly evolving, both the words we use and the rules that control the usage of those words.  Therefore, it is impossible to ever have a definitive grammar guide, or, if you will, a Complete Guide of American English.  And that’s our excuse.



Word of the Every So Often

May 22, 2019

limn:  (verb)  (pronounced:  lim, with a silent "n,", just like "limb," which has a silent "b") to depict or describe in painting or words.  Once you finish limning what you saw, you're free to go.


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Word of the Every So Often

boorish: (adj.)  rude and clumsy in behaviour.  We found Charles to be quite boorish when he preferred his afternoon tea iced with sugar.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Word of the Every So Often

gambit:  (noun)  an opening that usually involves a degree of risk in the hope of obtaining an advantage; often a term used with chess, but since it’s so hard to find anybody that really likes to play chess and who isn’t so boorish that you really wish you could smash their smug face with the chess board every time they say “check,” then let’s use it for anything other than chess, just to make those folks apoplectic.  His gambit of sending flowers before the first date was one that eventually led him to the altar, only there to find out just how vindictive his future bride really was.

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Monday, March 4, 2013


The Incomplete Guide just got a little more complete!  We've added a new section that explains how you should refer to titles, which we've appropriately name Titles

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Word of the Every So Often

vindictive:  (adj.)  having or showing a strong desire for revenge; really wanting to get even.  Her vindictive nature became obvious when she kneed him in the groin instead of placing the ring on his finger.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Word of the Every So Often

rancorous:  (adj.)  being really nasty; acrimonious.  When the bride rancorously said, “Excuse me?” instead of “I do,” we all pretty much knew that somebody was probably going to end up wearing the wedding cake.  So much for one last night out with the boys.

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