English-speakers don’t have to be able to spell all the words in English, just the ones they use in their writing.
Category: Popular Culture
Jeopardy Writers Get It Wrong Again
Even though the Oxford English Dictionary is listed as one of their references, the Jeopardy writers occasionally write a clue without checking it. On December 19, 2017, one of the categories was “More than one meaning.” The clue was: “A coffin, or the gloomy feeling that comes upon you as it’s being carried. The expected answer…
The Disappearing Irregular Past Participle
Until our remaining irregular verbs become regularized, perhaps elementary teachers could take the time to teach the past participle forms, and professional writers and speakers could make an effort to review them.
Okja—Not for Children
A made-for-Netflix movie that competes favorably with the best Hollywood has to offer.