Friday, April 25, 2008

Introducing the Grammar Guy Blog

Introducing the Grammar Guy Blog

Richard Firsten writes the Grammar Guy blog for Richard makes grammar fun — which of course it is! He also answers grammar questions on the Grammar Q&A forum, along with Rachel Spack Koch. Richard teaches English to adults at Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center, part of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and has authored a number of grammar texts for teachers and students.

The initial posts: Thursday, January 17, 2008

Welcome to My Blog!

Glad you’ve come to visit my blog! I’d like to consider this my cyber-living room, so to speak, where we can have good chats to exchange ideas about any and all aspects of the English language: where it's been, where it is now, and where it's headed.

Some entries on the Grammar Guy Blog

May I Have a Word?

In his book Crazy English*, author Richard Lederer goes into some of the odder oddities of English. He pointed out something that has always stuck with me: “Why do we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?” Yep, it’s funny, so we chuckle at the cleverness of his question and maybe grin sheepishly, but at the same time, I, for one, feel uncomfortable because I know I can’t answer the question right then and there. We’ll probably find the answer if we dig into the etymology of both words, but to come up with an answer on the spot? Yipes! Anyway, the point is that English vocabulary is always ambushing us like this. Hasn’t it done that to you?

Most recent post - Friday, April 18, 2008

We’re All Entitled

I’ve always found our most common titles in English quite amazing. Have you ever really thought about Mr., Mrs., Miss, and Ms.? (Come to think of it, does anybody use Miss anymore?)

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