Originally posted on Kenneth Harper Finton:
by Frank L. Visco My several years in the word  game have learnt me several rules: Avoid alliteration. Always. Prepositions are  not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliche like the plague. (They’re old  hat.) Employ the vernacular. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.…

The Obsolescence of phrases and the “t-Shirt bra”

The English language evolves continuously, words change their meanings almost from generation to generation. “Sick” used to mean unwell, ill, under the weather. For anyone over the age of 20 it still does. Fro a modern generation it is akin to “fantastic”. Somewhere, somehow, subtly sentences sustained a serious setback in their construction.Parsing, clause analyses… Read More The Obsolescence of phrases and the “t-Shirt bra”