No ‘Proper English’

Dear pedantic grammarians: Your rules are just stylistic conventions. We’ll split an infinitive or end a sentence with a preposition anytime we want to…
Dear pedantic grammarians: Your rules are just stylistic conventions. We’ll split an infinitive or end a sentence with a preposition anytime we want to… [More]

Battle for the English language

Do you use “one” as a pronoun for an impersonal subject? Avoid hyphens? We’re gaga for grammar, but relativism is spoiling Standard English…
Do you use “one” as a pronoun for an impersonal subject? Avoid hyphens? We’re gaga for grammar, but relativism is spoiling Standard English… [More]

Rain in English literature

English literary history is full of rain – The Canterbury Tales, The Faerie Queene, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – but no one was as damp as the Victorians…
English literary history is full of rain – The Canterbury Tales, The Faerie Queene, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – but no one was as damp as the Victorians… [More]