There are 21 senses and subsenses of the adverb “well,” not all of which can apply to the phrase “well-regulated militia.” Which ones apply and why?
Adverbs modify and restrict verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Adverbs require the existence of both that their opposite and a standard by which the restriction is judged.
I must admit, I’m a bit confused by what people want when they want English as the “official” language. On the one hand, I get it if it’s all about making English […]
“I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” Who said it?
“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” Who said it?
by Joseph Domino There is perhaps no topic in America where we talk out of two sides of our mouths more than Education. Education is in crisis at all levels, but at […]
by John Harvin “If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it ought to be good enough for the children of Texas,” supposedly said Miriam “Ma” Ferguson, first woman governor of Texas, […]
by JS O’Brien Today is April 23, the day we celebrate as William Shakespeare’s birthday – though this date is derived by counting backwards from his known christening date, so his actual […]
I come from a family background that was conflicted on the question of education. On the one hand, my grandparents (who raised me from the time I was three) realized that whatever […]
Once upon a time the Denver Post was a pretty good newspaper. These days? Well, it’s pretty much like every other newspaper. And that isn’t a compliment. On Sunday last (the 21st) […]