Wordy Nerdy


In my politicians cheating post, I used the expression “not my first time at the rodeo.” That got me thinking about the origin stories of some of my favorite expressions. Let me take a moment to express my eternal gratitude to The Googles for their wisdom and their researching assistance. Having lived in a world… Continue reading Wordy Nerdy

Over Prepared

I was thinking back on the post I wrote about the one vocabulary word from high school that I still remember ("virtually"), when I realized that that wasn't the only memorable vocabulary experience I had in school. In elementary school I was fortunate enough to be placed in a 5th/6th grade combo class as a… Continue reading Over Prepared

Joys of English

At the beginning of the year, I took the plunge and am back in school. Need I say that I'm loving it? I'm in school, I'm getting graded, AND I am learning really cool stuff ... grammar! Grammar Lab is the first class in a copyediting certificate program. It is awesome! Isn't it odd how… Continue reading Joys of English

Delayed Light Bulb

I’m amazed by the number of things that I have learned that don’t take root right away.  They are just little seeds floating around in my brain, presumed forgotten until all of a sudden they are front and center and acting like they’ve been there the whole time!  I guess in that respect we are… Continue reading Delayed Light Bulb