I am fantabulized by the vehemential angertude with which people have arguponded Greg’s post on the word “literally”. I have no more amorosity to the upsidrong definition of literally than anyone else does, but language evolvopes. The strength of the English language is its adoptationability. Words have hardplace definitions, but they are at best temporational. In time, “literally”
You Mean My Mom Was Literally Right This Whole Time?
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As many of you who have read this blog in the past have come to realize… I am not one to let a few grammatical errors stop me from publishing a blog post. I have even come to expect the ad hoc editors out there to post comments correcting my mistakes, and…
Grammarously Speaking: Dot-Dot-Dot Bubbles and Lawyers
While lunching with new friend and social media guru @apudave yesterday, our conversation turned to grammar.
I was so happy.
The topic? Ellipses.
You know . . . those little dot-dot-dots?
We had quite divergent views on spacing, appropriate usage, surrounding punctuation and why, oh, why, lawyers ALWAYS have to be different.
After promising to
Grammarously Speaking: Don't Apostrophize that Trademark
A new conundrum past my plate today.
Do you place an apostrophe to create a possessive after a trademarked name?
I’m sure a few of you are thinking, “who the heck gives a crud about this kind of stuff?”
This is one of the few instances when intellectual property attorneys and marketers share common ground.
Grammarously Speaking – Space: The Final Frontier.
After attending a 4-hour grammar class–yes, I know, I am a geek–I was heartened to witness that there are those still out there who are positively impassioned about punctuation.
The class erupted in a thirty-minute discussion on–get this–how many spaces should follow a period.
You would have thought we were talking about which