Grumpy Grammarian

A Quixotic History of Doomed Efforts to Fix Spelling
August 09, 2013

The Grumpy Grammarian on how we cope with the gap between how words sound and how we write them down.

The Grumpy Grammarian: Surely, Actually the Scolds Have Lost Their Minds
June 27, 2013

The Grumpy Grammarian says: Words change their meaning, so give the vice president a break.

Freedom From, Freedom To
May 17, 2013

Yes, you can end a sentence in a preposition.

The Royal They
April 30, 2013

Why we should fight against the tyranny of pronouns.