Hello, my little sweet cakes! As I sit here, eating my multigrain crackers and hummus, I started scrolling through social media. Once again, I am flabbergasted at how all these crazies think that spelling and grammar are things you can make up as you go along! Either our education system in the United States is … Continue reading Complement v. Compliment
Hello, beautiful people of the universe! I know I have been missing in action for a while now; and oh, how I've missed you! But let me tell you about something really memorable that I did very recently, that will forever be etched in my memory as a traumatizing, yet invigorating experience: I gave my … Continue reading Who’s the Fairest One of All?
Hello, my delightful devotees, As I flew over California in yesterday's dreamland, I received a telepathic message from one Layla Von Trapp (changed her last name to protect her from you), saying that she and her laborious husband were wondering whether a period goes before or after quotation marks. "Oh, Fairy Godwriter, would you please … Continue reading Where does that period go?
Hello lovers of liberty and grammar, Today's blog is about an error that's so common, I wouldn't even dare to be annoyed at anyone who makes it. In fact, it was a young lad from the UK who speaks a very proper Queen's English, who suggested this topic. I am referring to the differences between … Continue reading I.e. vs. e.g.
Hello sweet little gumdrops! One of the most notable characteristics of the English language is that just because something sounds one way, it doesn't mean you spell it sounding it out. In fact, if you spell exclusively by how words sound, you'll end up with a nonsensical mumbo jumbo that will make people wonder if … Continue reading Passed vs. Past
Hello lovelies! Let's talk about shoes. Personally, I used to love wearing high heels and platforms, because they make us look oh so fabulous! Then I realized: Listen, I'm not going to the Academy Awards. I'm not hanging out with Sarah Jessica Parker (not yet), what's the point of all that pain and blisters? Plus, … Continue reading Heels vs Heals
Hello, Fairy fans! As I enjoy a fabulous lunch of black beans, kale, green olives, and Gardein's crispy tenders, I started wondering about common grammar mistakes due to homophones. While there are many examples (and I'll probably discuss each of them at some point), today we're covering the differences between peek, peak, and pique. Because … Continue reading Peek, Peak, and Pique