Read “Lederer on Language” every Saturday in the San Diego Union Tribune and on this site.
Welcome to the website woven for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores. Carnivores eat meat; herbivores eat plants and vegetables; verbivores devour words. If you are heels over head (as well as head over heels) in love with words, tarry here a while to graze or, perhaps, feast on the English language. Ours is the only language in which you drive in a parkway and park in a driveway and your nose can run and your feet can smell.

U-T Columns

For the foreseeable future, my “Lederer on Language” column will appear every other week starting April 11. 2020. The reason is that California Administrative Bill 5 allows freelancers like me only 35 assignments a year. So I have to cut back to every other week.

If you are missing your weekly dose of language, I encourage you to read previous columns that repose on this site.