“Out of an Abundance of Caution”: a Tired, Hypocritical Phrase
When I hear someone state they acted out of “an abundance of caution,” my ears prick up and then my eyes roll.
Why is Elon Musk Disrespected?
With half of his original workforce of 7,500 eliminated, Elon Musk continues on the warpath.
Ron Desanctimonious Sends People to the Dictionary
The issue is, frankly, many people don’t know what “sanctimonious” means.
How did the Darrell Brooks Trial Become a Circus?
Some suggest Judge Dorow knew what she was doing by allowing Darrell Brooks to do as he pleased in court. The trial itself was mystifying.
Texas English Standards Underwhelm: Grammar not even Mentioned
Let me repeat, the word grammar is not even mentioned…in English standards.
“I Appreciate You”: A Sentimental and Misguided Phrase
Over the last decade or so, people have increasingly used the phrase “I appreciate you”; as opposed to “I appreciate it.” It could be a southern thing, or it could be nationwide. Wherever this abominable phrase began, it needs to be discarded as unsentimentally as possible. I know, people are just trying to be nice…
“You’re Good”: An Annoying Verbal Tic
The use of the phrase “You’re good” has become increasingly common. You might hear it if you say “excuse me” to someone. It means that the apology was not necessary. You’re good. Well, it sounds awful. And it needs to stop. So what should you say instead of “you’re good” when someone commits a minor…