Category: Lifestyle

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Column: ‘Marinate’ and ‘marinade’

QUESTION: “Dear Grammar Guy, is there a difference between ‘marinate’ and ‘marinade?’ I was flipping through a cook book the other day and the author seemed to be a real stickler for those two...

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Column: When to plant your garden

Commentary by Noah Herron Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning the vegetable garden. Vegetables that are safe to start indoors now include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, leeks, lettuce,...

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Column: Taking grammar to heart

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, has everyone totally forgot what they learned in grade school about ‘bring’ and ‘take?’ I have heard many examples lately from college educated(?) folks misusing these words. Here’s an example: ‘I have...

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Column: Grammar double feature

Question: “Dear Mr. Fischer, I have a friend that uses the words ‘so’ and ‘for’ interchangeably. For example, instead of saying, ‘Let’s put our shoes on, so we can go outside,’ she will say,...

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Column: Just what the doctor ordered

Here is some great news for pet owners, and I suspect most of you already knew this, the furry, finned and winged animals we live with can actually help in healing. A survey conducted...

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Column: On the family name

Question: “I recently read a post on Facebook that pointed out the incorrect use of the apostrophe to pluralize a last name. Having married in to my last name, I have used the apostrophe...