Monthly Archives: April 2006

Donuts at the drive-thru?

English spelling is weird, I know, but I will keep changing these words to their acceptable spellings. doughnuts and drive-through… Read more »

The bedeviling prefix bi-

Biweekly, the reader wrote, means something happens twice a week. Biweekly, the Associated Press Stylebook and other sources say, means… Read more »

Betaken by verbs

I was reading the New York Times’ obituary of Adolf Hitler when I ran across this: “With his mother’s passing… Read more »

Slinging slang

Do you know what it means to “mack on” somebody? How about what it means to be “dissed”? Perhaps you… Read more »