I'm still catching up on old reading:
At Blogslot, Bill Walsh makes an excellent point about using ellipses in quotes here. Find out if you've been doing it wrong.
There are two Merriam-Webster columns worth checking out. Read about the origins of "nightmare" and "macadam" and "macadamias" here. And find out what a "bluing bag" is and if "Caesarean section" has anything to do with Julius Caesar" here.
Ruth Walker at Verbal Energy fears that prepositional phrases are under attack. At-risk children are children at risk of what? And why does a breezy stroll after lunch have to become a post-lunch walk?