President Obama has gotten it wrong. Judas Priest has gotten it wrong. Your friends have gotten it wrong on social media (or at least mine have). Do you know the correct version of this idiom? While “you’ve got another thing coming” might sound better to your ear, the expression is actually “you’ve got another think coming.” […]
You can definitely blame Hollywood for the confusion that’s become commonplace around Mary Shelly’s famous monster. Bookish types and horror aficionados are particular on this point, so it’s time you know the truth.
If you want to go dive in a corral reef, I wonder if you’ve drank a bit too much tarantula juice after a long day lassoing cows and singing cowboy songs. Don’t dive in the corral. It’ll probably hurt, and there might just be a bull in there that will add to the misadventure. “Corrals” […]
Tough times can show your true mettle, but perhaps if you were a former Olympian, tough times might make you pull out your medal, which is made of metal. I won’t ask you too much about that though, because I don’t want to meddle. Yes, I could see how these four words could be confusing […]
I have a feeling there are some authorities in the world who might be less than happy with this mistake. When I caught it a few weeks ago, I gave the writer the benefit of the doubt that they took a stab at spelling “Colonel” the correct way and autocorrect was to blame for turning […]
Is the summertime “balmy” or “barmy”? Maybe it depends on your disposition. Maybe it depends on your choice of drink. But only one of these words means warm and soothing. The roots of both of these words goes back to the 1500s, when “balm” first was utilized to denote a soothing ointment and “barm” first […]
- November 2: Judge-A-Book-By-Its-Spine (JABBIES) Series w/Flatiron Books at Fountain Bookstore
- January 25: Befriending the Editing Scissors: Cutting the Extraneous by James River Writers (Writing Show series)