Never pass up a teaching moment. Recently, some of my friends have spoken of “alternate facts,” and others of “alternative facts.” There is traditionally a difference between the adjectives “alternate”
When Americans say “just kidding, shortened to “JK”, the strange thing is that they’re really kidding. To realize this was unnerving for me, an expat Brit, because I realized that all the insults I thought
My late mother had a pet peeve about the proper use of “me” and “I.” She measured your mental acuity, not to mention your socioeconomic standing, by whether you implicitly understood when to say either.