Bated Breath

Today I saw a meme on Facebook that showed various phrases used by Shakespeare that have become common idioms in English. As an English teacher, I’m always pleased to see literary references in popular culture. On the other hand, because I am an English teacher, I want to see literary allusions spelled correctly. Among the…

Spelling and State of the Uniom

Typos and misspelled words in materials produced by public entities are not trivial. Government offices, universities, and trustworthy publications should represent the highest standards of the culture. In US culture, that includes painstaking attention to standard English usage.