Monthly Archives: July 2005

I gotta be me

I heard Sammy Davis Jr. sing “I Gotta Be Me” the other day. (It’s a great record, by the way.)… Read more »

And …

Some editors and writers have a rule against starting a sentence with “and” or “but.” These are two of the… Read more »

I am loath to loathe

The words “loathe” and “loath” seem to give writers trouble. I found this sentence in a wire service story Monday:… Read more »

What? An adverb?

A reader’s question led me to look up the word “what” today. He asked about the phrase “what with,” as… Read more »