Category: Lifestyle

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: Talking about yourself

I was recently tasked with giving an impromptu lesson on pronouns, and I thought that you, my dear readers, should enjoy the benefits of my grammatical ranting. The topic of the day: Reflexive pronouns;...

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Holy crêpe: A colorful city of sweets

Commentary by Lana Bandy For many, one of the small pleasures of travel is experiencing new cuisines. For those with a sweet tooth, Paris should be a destination of choice. Two of Paris’ favorite...

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: Grammar mix-up in the key of ‘D’

Do you know the difference between “discreet” and “discrete?” What about “defuse” and “diffuse?” “Dual” and “duel?” Hopefully after today, the answer to all three questions will be a resounding, “Yes!” Let’s start with...

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Column: Factors that influence a lost dog

This is the beginning of the holiday season. Kids are going back to school and there is a lot of hustle and bustle. There is a chance your dog may be a little nervous...

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Column: Don’t give up

Commentary by Becky Kapsalis There are a whole lot of feelings that go into this whiteboard statement.  Feelings of abandonment, isolation, guilt, jealousy, loneliness, hopelessness, which encompasses the gamut of why we are not...

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: ‘Fun’ and grammar

Question: “Dear Grammer Guy, thanks for the ‘opportunity’ to read your comments on appropriate word usage. I’d like to know how ‘fun’ came to be used as an adjective. I always thought ‘fun’ was a...

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Column: Compare to or with?

Question: “I remember the imply/infer difference from an episode of “All in the Family.” Gloria is feeling intellectually inadequate relative to her over-educated husband, Meathead. She misuses one of the words (I don’t remember...

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Column: Regime and regimen

Question: “I wonder if you have done a commentary on the use of regime and regimen. I often hear or read discussions of ‘performing a training (or workout) regime.’ I always thought a regime was...