Agreeing with Trump on “mike”

At last, something I can agree with Trump about! The other night in his monologue, Stephen Colbert ragged on President Trump’s tweet about Senator Jeff Flake, which included the following sentence: Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona...

The Disappearing Irregular Past Participle

Change is a normal characteristic of language. King Alfred (849-899) used a lot of the same basic vocabulary and grammar that we do, but the English of 2017 is a far cry from that of a thousand years ago. For one thing, the grammar is much simpler. The tendency of...