These first 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



The next all fall into a category that can only be described as “miscellaneous”:


When You Die


The Desert Island Game


Word Fun


High Tea, High Dudgeon


The Episcopal Church Welcomes You


A Fable That Only Appears to Be About the Holocaust