What If Grammarians Had Their Own Magazine?

 by Mignon Fogarty

One day in the supermarket check-out line, I started daydreaming about what a hype-filled, trashy magazine for language lovers would look like. Here's what I came up with.


Of course, my book, 101 TROUBLESOME WORDS, is nothing like this magazine. It's filled with well-researched entries about some of the 101 most troublesome words in the English language—the ones people fight about. I confess, however, that I did pull most of my example sentences from pop culture, just to make it more fun. Grammarians love True Blood, The Simpsons, and How I Met Your Mother as much as everyone else!

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