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A Word About Boston Globe’s ‘The Word’ Column

Boston Globe The Word columnist Erin McKean (who also writes for the Wall Street Journal) had a typically smart piece this past Sunday: The horror of ungrammatical lyrics Do language errors in popular songs make you shudder? You’re not alone. … Continue reading

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Kind “Word”

Many thanks to Boston Globe word maven Jan Freeman, who devoted this week’s edition of “The Word” to answering my recent plea for enlightenment on the was/were usage dilemma. Jan does an excellent job of unraveling it. Ditto for her … Continue reading

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