The Militant Grammarian

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, loves a quiz. This week, she has one involving common language and grammar mistakes.

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, is back with a spelling test. She's selected a few easily misspelled words and offers a few ideas about remembering the correct way to spell them.

Words Inside of Words

Mar 30, 2021
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Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, investigates kangaroo words, which are words that have their own synonym hidden inside of them.

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, finishes her exploration of words and phrases most often heard in the south, including an explanation of why objects "tump" and people don't.

Our Militant Grammarian wants to help newcomers to Arkansas understand some southern phrases. From "air up" to "I hear tell", Katherine Shurlds is here to help.

Our Militant Grammarian helps us belatedly celebrate, observe, mark, commemorate, honor, laud and exalt National Thesaurus Day.

We raise a glass to our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, as she tells us about the origins of the names of cocktails.

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, knows more of us are cooking at home these days, so she's collected a list of words, many of them trendy, associated with food, drink and cooking.

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As she often does, our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, offers examples of how complicated the English language can be. She quizzes us on words that have vastly different definitions depending on how they're used.

It makes sense Richie is a nickname for Richard, but why is Daisy a nickname for Margaret? Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine (or Kate, or Kathy) Shurlds, gives us a lesson about the origins of nicknames. 

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