Story | Nov 27, 2011
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Story | Oct 21, 2011 | 10:45 AMYears ago, I wrote a column about “whom” and the dangers of using it wrong. What happened next remains one of the weirdest moments in my writing career.
Story | Aug 15, 2011 | 7:03 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: CRAQUELURE You've seen the pattern of fine...
Story | Jul 27, 2012 | 7:47 PM
In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers. That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...
'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' review: A franchise somehow gets more mediocre without Brendan Fraser
Column | Feb 9, 2012