the English You Will Ever Need
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
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.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
8:15 am pdt
year we dutifully celebrate the Fourth of July on, of all days, the fourth of July. But what, exactly, are we celebrating?
Truth be told, not much. By July Fourth, 1776, our independence had already been declared. That was two days earlier,
on the 2nd. And the Revolution had
been underway for well over a year, starting back in April of 1775. The first draft of the Declaration of Independence
had been written in June of 1776, it was signed on August 2, 1776, and it was officially delivered to England in November
Friday, June 9, 2017
8:11 am pdt
Ask any father.
He’ll tell you. Father’s Day is a crock. Oh, sure, you get a tie, but to a dad, a tie is like giving
your mother a vacuum. You see, the thing is, Father’s Day is in the summer, and Mother’s Day is during the
school year. So moms get all the fun stuff that the kids make, like homemade cards or baby food jars filled with water
and glitter. Fathers get doodley. What we need is a holiday that we can appreciate, one where we get to sit around
and drink beer and watch sports... well... other than the Super Bowl, or the World Series, or Nascar, or any given weekend
from, say, August through February, or March through July.