OFTEN : frequently

often

    You may be scratching your head and asking yourself why I would choose such a common, easily-understood word as the focus of today’s blog posting.   I don’t blame you. But the reason I chose the word often is that it may well be one of the most mis-pronounced words in American English.   It […]

ZANY: archaic term?

When potential Republican candidate Mitt Romney indirectly referred to potential candidate Newt Gingrich as being zany many reporters laughed and said it was an archaic word.   Several have been quoted as saying that they haven’t heard the word used since the 70’s.  It turns out that the word was suggested by a college-age staff member, […]