Valentine’s Day has a confused relationship with apostrophes. (Or is it a confused relationship with relationships?) So this variation on “its” and “it’s” seems appropriate today. Not that itContinue reading
I understand all too well how a reporter, writing on deadline, can type “signing” instead of “singing.” Of course, where Simon Cowell is concerned, everyone is always trying to readContinue reading
A single “e” can make a big difference. In the case of “aid,” an “e” personifies, turning “assistance” into “assistant.” Consider: The point of the story that accompanied this headlineContinue reading
Considering that Notre Dame, like so many universities, treats its coaches like royalty, I can see how “reigns” comes to mind.
The word we were after, though, was “reins,” as in “handed him the reins,” a phrase that means to hand over control.
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The answer is no, but it sure seems that way.
The flu is certainly infectious, but the writer of this ad meant “flue,” or the passageway for a chimney.
You can certainly go up a flue, but I haven’t figured out a way to go up a flu, even sarcastically. (Although I did once find a way to turn flu precautions into a rock concert in an airport bathroom.)