I just realized that I never introduced myself.
I’m Gary McCarty, a semi-retired curmudgeon who lives in the Los Angeles area. I have various degrees, two in U.S. history and one in journalism, and I teach lower division courses for the University of Phoenix and American Intercontinental University while also consulting on Web projects.
Mainly,I enjoy keeping these blogs (try my MrUnlucky.com for my curmudgeonly side) and keep hoping to come into some mad money, so I can quit all other pursuits and just blog all day.
Anyway, this site will hopefully (now there’s a meaningless word) form the background for a book on English usage that will bear the same name*.
Please join in here to discuss whatever issue pertaining to English usage that you can think of or care about. Just don’t ever end a sentence with a preposition. LOL
* Note from September 2007: I just discovered that some doofus stole my idea and has written a book entitled Grammar Sucks. However, it could never have the wit or insight of anything I write, so I will come out with my own book of the same name and we can have duelling Grammar Suckses (the plural doesn’t seem too appropriate, does it?)