Category Archives: politics
This Vote Should Be Unanimous: It’s Electoral, not Electorial!
By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities We’re in the heart of election season, which means many things, one of the most annoying of which is how many people … Continue reading
Language of Racism: Hoodies the Reason for Trayvon Martin’s Death
By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities That’s right, ladies and gentleman, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera thinks that what Trayvon Martin was wearing is as much of a factor … Continue reading
Sarah Palin and Paul Revere
Who would have ever thought that we’d need to put the names Paul Revere and Sarah Palin in the same sentence?
What Does “States’ Rights” Really Mean?
By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever I love hearing the term “states’ rights” during political discussions because of what it seems to mean, which is something like “This radical idea I’m espousing has absolutely no … Continue reading
Way Off Topic: Wealth, Lifespan, and Taxes
By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever Warning: I’ve done my share of off-topic posts on the blog, but this one is more off-topic than most, so I’ve included this warning: Don’t blame me if the … Continue reading
Come On, Dictionary
By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever When you heard that refudiate, Sarah Palin’s mistaken combination of refute and repudiate, was made one of the New Oxford American Dictionary’s words of the year, I’m sure that … Continue reading
I just want to get something straight since this sometimes seems to get confused: The word minority, as it applies to a population of people, means “a smaller party or group opposed to a majority, as in voting or other … Continue reading
What Did the Pot Call the Kettle?
I’ve said it before, and I’m sure that I’ll say it again: We all make mistakes, so we at languageandgrammar.com don’t usually play the gotcha game when we see a mistake; however, there are instances when language and grammar mistakes … Continue reading