Category: Lifestyle

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Column: Cache, cachet and cash

Question: I need some help here: I see the words “cache” and “cachet” more and more often, and I want to make sure I’m using them correctly. Are they interchangeable? Answer: If there’s a...

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Column: “A” or “an?”

Question: Dear Grammar Guy, I’m constantly worried I’m not using “an” correctly, or not using it when I should be. The only word I feel really sure about using it before is “honor.” Does...

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Column: Tips for being a gracious host and guest

Commentary by Beverly Randolph With the holidays approaching, will you be hosting guests or staying with family or friends?  With preparation, communication, small touches and offering assistance all parties will feel comfortable and avoid...

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Column: Mannequin or manikin?

I write all the time about French, German, Latin and Greek influences on the English language, but I believe this week’s column will mark a first for the Grammar Guy: A word of Dutch...

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Column: Have people become objects?

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, over the past few years I have increasingly heard the word ‘that’ used in place of the word ‘who.’  Example: ‘The people that work for us.’ I even hear this on national radio...

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Column: I dreamt a dream

This week’s column idea comes straight from the top: Current Publishing VP and General Manager Steve Greenberg – and since he signs my checks, I figured it was worth writing about (the Les Misérables...