Snowflake the elf is in charge of monitoring weather conditions worldwide in order to help Santa plan his path of travel. Since this is a monumental job, he has a whole team of elves working with him, each specializing in the weather of a different geographic region. The meteorologist elves get very excited when meteorological terms become widely used in common parlance. A few … Read More Vort—
It’s Black Friday: You might waiting on a horribly long line. Alternatively, you might be taking a break from writing out your Christmas cards. If the latter, please do yourself and all of your card recipients a favor and read this witty and insightful post by Kate Brannen about pluralizing last names. Don’t let your enthusiasm for spreading holiday cheer get in the way … Read More Pluralization Primer: The Christmas Card Edition
Presidents Day, President’s Day, Presidents’ Day—what difference does it make, as long as we get the day off, or at least get some good bargains at P-Day sales? The difference is that these three seemingly slight variations would mean very different things! “Presidents Day,” well, just doesn’t make a lot of sense. Since “Presidents” is a plain old plural noun, combining it with “Day” … Read More What’s the name of tomorrow’s holiday?