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New Moon Musings Feb. 23, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

The Pisces new moon has insights about decision-making. Often, the biggest difference between two op... Read More

Some Metaphors Are Beyond Comparison Feb. 05, 2020

The Word Guy

We swim in a sea of metaphors. Our everyday conversations teem with the minnows of comparison: We bi... Read More

Sitting in the Cat Word Seat Jan. 29, 2020

The Word Guy

On an evening dark and dreary, I was pondering possible topics for my next column when my gray tabby... Read More

Dad Fires Up His 'Range' Rover Jan. 22, 2020

The Word Guy

My 23-year-old daughter called me the other day to tell me that her landlord had provided a "new ove... Read More

Diversity and Inclusion Insanity Jan. 21, 2020

Walter E. Williams

It's nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or... Read More

Bristle While You Work Jan. 15, 2020

The Word Guy

One of the occupational hazards of writing a language column (other than introducing myself and havi... Read More

Blooper Patrol Finds Cash in the Cellar Jan. 08, 2020

The Word Guy

Members of the ever-vigilant Word Guy Blooper Patrol have sent me this latest collection of gaffes, ... Read More

Who Decides Who Gets In? Jan. 08, 2020

Michelle Malkin

My plan to "Keep America Great" is very simple: 1) Stop exporting American soldiers to countries tha... Read More

Language of the 2010s: It Was What It Was Jan. 01, 2020

The Word Guy

Well, that was fun. Whatever you call the past decade — "the Teens," "the Twenty Tens," "the T... Read More

Repartee in the Rathskeller? You Don't Say! Dec. 25, 2019

The Word Guy

Here's your chance to test your mastery of frequently mispronounced words. I'll even throw in some l... Read More

Experts Have Pronounced Differences Over 'Ukraine' Dec. 04, 2019

The Word Guy

Today, some random dispatches from the Word Front ... — Scratching Our U-craniums Recent test... Read More

Jupiter Dawns in Capricorn Dec. 01, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday, Weekly

No one is born knowing a language, except maybe the one inherent to whichever sort of animal they ar... Read More

Unleashing the Primal Word Guy Nov. 27, 2019

The Word Guy

Anyone who regularly reads this column knows that I'm an easygoing guy who customarily accepts and e... Read More

Walking in a Winter 'Worder'-land Nov. 20, 2019

The Word Guy

Put some words in your wassail and some punctuation in your punch this holiday season with one of th... Read More

November 14, 2019 Nov. 14, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Our neighbor "Ellen" is having an 80th birthday party for her husband. She has invited a... Read More

'American Exceptionalism' -- What, Who, Why and Really? Nov. 13, 2019

The Word Guy

Pundits, professors and presidents have been batting around the term "American exceptionalism" like ... Read More

Shoo, 'Of,' Don't Bother Me! Nov. 06, 2019

The Word Guy

The seemingly harmless preposition "of" is the fly in the ointment of good writing. This pesky pest ... Read More

The 'Lynching' Controversy and the Death of Common Language Oct. 23, 2019

Ben Shapiro

In the Bible, the people of Babel unite in fighting God; they decide to build a massive tower to cha... Read More

The Party of the Foul Mouths Oct. 17, 2019

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — The members of what was once called the "party of conscience" — that is to ... Read More

The Sincerest Remembrance Oct. 09, 2019

Single FileĀ®

DEAR SUSAN: I find myself in an unbelievable situation. My fiance died three months ago after a long... Read More