Grammar and related subjects

These essays are meant to be amusing, despite the fact that they all have to do with grammar and related subjects:

 

COMPRISE and COMPOSE, including a glance at CONSIST and, oddly enough, a cookie recipe

 

 

The story on LIE and LAY, with an explication of the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs

 

On the Importance of Readability

 

WHO and WHOM: Which, and does it matter?

 

King Canute and False Etymologies 

 

On the Erosion of Idiom