Keeping up with the Joneses (Plural of last names ending in “s”)

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”)

Passed vs. Past

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

Peek, Peak, and Pique

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