Happily Ever After, or Not

by • May 01, 2014
Pied Piper, Mother Goose Day, fairy tale, writing, Grammarly

May 1 is Mother Goose Day, established in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar upon the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature. The day is a time for reflecting on fairy tales, acting them out, making and wearing Mother Goose costumes, or reading fairy… MORE →

Librarians Who Didn’t Go By The Book

by • April 15, 2014
National Librarian Day, librarians, library, books, reading, Grammarly

The general availability of information online – not to mention the increasing popularity of e-readers – has de-emphasized the importance of a good old-fashioned library. However, there is still an army of men and women who go to work each day to fight for the archives. With… MORE →

10 Verbs that are contronyms

by • March 27, 2014
contronym, verb, writing, grammar, Grammarly

Have you ever encountered a word and thought that it meant the opposite of what you remembered? If so, you may have come across a contronym. A contronym, often referred to as a Janus word or autoantonym, is a word that evokes contradictory or reverse meanings depending… MORE →