Don’t you hate it when…, Issue 25

“Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom/Boom boom acka-lacka boom boom” is your first morning thought, and you can’t start your day until you place the obscure song?

Click if you just have to hear it now!


Informal survey

Did ever read one those messages about how brain can figure words out when letters in wrong order? What happens whole words left out sentences?

Ever get one these emails?

My very second reader question!: You seem like kind of a snobby language person, so why is this blog called “in 27 words or less” and not “in 27 words or fewer”?

A: Thanks? I guess I should be using “fewer” because words are countable, but “less” sounds better to me. Plus I have support (see Alfred the Great info).

OK, but vandalism is never the answer! (Photo: