Archives for September 2013

Word of the Day: Grammar

Word of the Day: grammarWelcome to Word of the Day, a daily foray into etymology, grammar, historical linguistics, poetics, articulatory phonetics, and style – and Scripture, and literature, and baseball, and whatever else I happen upon in my way!And the opening word is grammar, which, if you come from southern Massachusetts, might describe your mammar’s mammar – as the Massachusetts girls in Little Women call their mommy Marmie.  But for most people it describes a small grab bag of arbit … [Read more...]