Angry Grammarian, For The Inquirer

Angry Grammarian, For The Inquirer

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Pa. rep’s coronavirus ‘humiliation’ bill uses Too! Many! Exclamation! Points! among other sins | The Angry Grammarian

The bonkers resolution contains textbook grammatical examples of two things you should assiduously avoid in writing: exclamation points and rampant, misguided capitalization.

When did ‘weaponize’ become a word? Plus, more burning reader questions answered | The Angry Grammarian

With so much uncertainty in our socially distanced world, everyone is searching for answers. Fortunately, when it comes to grammar, answers are both available and, as presented here, 100 percent correct.

Opinion

Is coronavirus a pandemic or an epidemic? | The Angry Grammarian

Whether the scourge is an epidemic, pandemic, endemic, or hyperendemic depends on classical languages, but there’s a world of difference among those prefixes.

Opinion

The grammar of ‘evacuation’ and how to make sure you’re not accidentally referring to 💩 | The Angry Grammarian

Why it matters how we talk about coronavirus and the passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise.

Opinion

Is ‘United States’ singular or plural? The answer may change how you view Trump’s acquittal | The Angry Grammarian

Maybe if Congressman Adam Schiff had led a grammatical argument for impeachment, things would have turned out differently.

Opinion

Jerry Blavat’s command of language goes beyond clever rhymes | The Angry Grammarian

You might think that reading the dictionary or diagramming sentences is the best way to master language. But the Geator makes an excellent case for dancing lessons.

Opinion

Seattle Times decision to capitalize 'b' in ‘Black’ raises consistency questions | The Angry Grammarian

The logic for the change falls apart when you read the style guide’s entry on the always lowercase white.

Opinion

2019 was a traumatic year for all of us, but especially for words | The Angry Grammarian

A look back on words whose meanings changed in just the last year.

Opinion

Jawn is dead: The Philly word’s journey from quirky regionalism to overused cliche | The Angry Grammarian

According to The Angry Grammarian, Philly slang term "jawn" has officially jumped the shark.