October 7, 2008

Grammar school

I have a new second-favorite blog. My favorite, of course, is World's Best Burger, although sadly, the chefs have been on blogcation the last few months. As if going to law school and getting married are more important than weighing in on Mitt Romney and bubble gum TV shows. Psh.

Anyway, my new No. 2 is After Deadline, a New York Times blog that goes deep, deep, deep into grammar and usage. Favorite part is the comments from readers who try to second-guess the editor.

Want a full-on discussion of who vs. whom, or curious about the proper use of the phrase "begs the question?" (On the latter, I'd wager a buck that you've been using it wrong.) If so, After Deadline is your destination.

Best I can tell, the blog has yet to cover whether it's OK to end a sentence with "also, too."

TASTEBUDS HELD HOSTAGE UPDATE: It has now been nine painful days since I've savored the flavor of a creamy-and-sweet-and-just-slightly-spicy chai latte. It was all I could do not to look as I drove by my Starbucks this morning. Don't worry; I'm sure I'll be OK.

9 comments:

bugs said...

You're such a grammar geek.

GlutenGirl said...

I totally love that site. I used to have grammar arguments with my boss all the time and I think I miss it. I just recently had a discussion with someone about tthe correct usage of "fleshing out" versus "flushing out"

Your escalator operator said...

Ooooh, I like it. So which "F-- out" phrase won? People also always mess up "holding forth" and "holding court."

GlutenGirl said...

I have another one for you... "chafing at the bit" versus "chomping at the bit". I think the first one is something my mom just made up.

bugs said...

you two MUST get lives.

Loree said...

Thanks for the WBB shout-out. Yes, we've been on blogcation, although I did a measly TV blog this morning. I need to put myself on a strict blogging schedule.

Your escalator operator said...

LS: It's good to have you back.

Loree said...

Also, you should know I'm enjoying delicious Starbucks right now. Trying out the salted caramel hot chocolate, even though really it's far too warm to be enjoying a hot, wintry beverage.

Your escalator operator said...

Great. Grrr. Remind me not to come to you for sympathy you when I quit smoking. Just kidding. It sounds quite delicious.