Dining out in America

Two tourists visiting the United States are sitting in a restaurant. The “small bruschetta” on the appetizer menu looks good, so one of them orders it. Imagine their surprise when an entire baguette shows up, cut into big hunks of bread and smothered in melted...

A plethora of groupings!

English gives you lots of options for replacing the word group when you’re talking about people, animals, or things. And each of those equivalents brings a little twist of its own that’s well worth knowing, as this brief overview will show. BevyBevy is a reasonably...

False Plurals in English

It is tempting to think of plurals as a simple concept that is always the same in every language. After all, it’s just a matter of counting. Once you get to two, you need a plural. But English behaves otherwise! Some English words look plural but are singular in...