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Loosing yourself in the wrong word

I like Jason Mraz’s song “I’m Yours,” but there’s one line in it that drives me crazy.  Mraz sings “And it’s our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved.”  Think about that for a minute.  It doesn’t make any sense.  I think what he means to say is “It’s...

The heartbreak of apostrophe abuse

Do you or a loved one suffer from apostrophe abuse? Do you throw in apostrophes at random in your writing or on your business sign or website, without a thought as to the consequences? You may need an intervention. This is it. Misplaced apostrophes drive people like...

Welcome to the Grammar Blog!

Words that make us cringe, Part I As promised, here’s a look at just some of the things that make us, former newspaper and wire service editors, cringe, wail and gnash our teeth. Because it’s a pretty long list and likely to grow, we’re going to break it up a little...