Another Round of Confusables

As a lifelong blooper spotter and collector, I’m accustomed to encountering the most bizarre and amusing language gaffes and manglings. But even I was taken aback recently when I saw a sign taped to the cash register of one of my favorite neighborhood cafes: “We...

Who, Me?

One of the most frequent misuses is “who” for “whom.” Many people are unable to get it right in everyday speech. But the error is also unforgivably common in major publications that have copy editors and proofreaders on staff. Here are a few examples, all found in...

Can You Recession-Proof Your Income?

It’s scary. Today’s financial crisis threatens the livelihood of almost everyone – whether you have a full-time job, are self-employed, or own a business. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself. Here’s one strategy. For more than 30 years, I was a...