Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a progressive state named California. Everyone in the kingdom knew it was the best thing the United States had going for it (especially during the times of the Orange Emperor with new clothes). Oh, who am I kidding? This happened in 2018. On a recent … Continue reading Keeping up with the Joneses (Plural of last names ending in “s”)
Hello, my splendid little stars! As I sit in my sunny bedroom enjoying a lazy Sunday, I started pondering about the many complexities of the English language. While some of the lessons I post about are so simple that anyone past fourth-grade level should understand, there are others that require a tad bit more of … Continue reading Lay vs. Lie
Hello, my lovely hummingbirds! Today, we're going to discuss something you all love talking about: Yourselves! Yes, my sweet little darlings! We are going to pretend for a couple of minutes that the world does in fact, revolve around you (wouldn't some McDonald's-loving wanker in Mar-a-Lago love that?) Alright. So there has been much talk … Continue reading Me, Myself, and I
Hello, my little honeycombs! After taking some time off to partake in celebrations of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, I am back to blogging about grammar. Because there is nothing that is as exciting to the senses as dancing the night away at Frogmore House, then starting the week telling you … Continue reading A Palatable Truth: Palate vs. Palette
Hello, my beautiful vegan marshmallows! I see I haven't posted anything in months, which, in fairy time means ages! So let's cut to the chase and get down with the nitty gritty. Today, we're going to discuss the differences between "faze" and "phase", because frankly, it can be quite the brain teaser. When to use … Continue reading The Fazing Phases of Life
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