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.


Confusable Words Build a Sky-high Tower of Babble

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2017

Here’s a Pop Quiz to Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Posted on Apr 15th, 2017

Libraries are as Important to Our Health as Hospitals

Posted on Apr 8th, 2017

Ask Yourself If There Is A Poem Hiding In Your Soul

Posted on Apr 1st, 2017

Comma Sense Dictates That You Use The Serial Comma

Posted on Mar 25th, 2017

It Really is a Crime the Way That Some People Spell

Posted on Mar 18th, 2017

ZOONOOZ is the Perfect Title for Our Zoo Magazine

Posted on Mar 11th, 2017

The Tooth, the Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth

Posted on Mar 4th, 2017

In a Galaxy of Stars, the Name Game Begets the Fame

Posted on Feb 25th, 2017

Diagramming Sentences May Be Making A Comeback

Posted on Feb 18th, 2017

Heartfelt Words for a Heart-to-Heart Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 11th, 2017

Here’s The Complete Dope on Incomplete Expressions

Posted on Feb 4th, 2017

I Hope That Humankind Won’t Boycott This Column

Posted on Jan 28th, 2017

U-T Readers Lay it on the Line About Proper Grammar

Posted on Jan 21st, 2017

Inauguration Speeches are Omens of Things to Come

Posted on Jan 14th, 2017

Janus-faced Words Look in Two Opposite Directions

Posted on Jan 7th, 2017

As 2017 Dawns, It’s About Time to Talk About Time

Posted on Dec 31st, 2016

Oh, What Fun it is to Play with Christmas Songs

Posted on Dec 24th, 2016

Word Choices Make a Great Difference in What You Say

Posted on Dec 17th, 2016

English is Strong as a Bull and Proud as a Peacock

Posted on Dec 10th, 2016

Meet Lady Mondegreen, José and Richard Stans

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2016

Our Fowl English Language is Strictly for the Birds

Posted on Nov 19th, 2016

Honoring Veterans Day, Let’s Play a War Game

Posted on Nov 12th, 2016

Now is the Perfect Time to Laugh at Political Tickles

Posted on Nov 5th, 2016

On Halloween, the Slogan is ‘Puns Spooken Here!’

Posted on Oct 29th, 2016

Is It True That ‘i’ Comes Before ‘e,’ Except After ‘c’?

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2016

Here’s a Glowing Report About Political Candidates

Posted on Oct 15th, 2016

San Diego Raises the Bard for Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Posted on Oct 8th, 2016

Let’s Take a Centennial Tour of Our Beastly Language

Posted on Oct 1st, 2016

Remember that there is no ‘noun’ in ‘pronunciation’

Posted on Sep 24th, 2016

Let’s Visit the Language Zoo to Celebrate a Centennial

Posted on Sep 17th, 2016

Have You Heard About These Punderful Teachers?

Posted on Sep 10th, 2016

Please Read My Labor Day Lament: Nothing Works For Me

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2016

Hospitable English is the ‘Great Lagoon of Nations’

Posted on Aug 27th, 2016

When The Name And The Game Turn Out To Be Same

Posted on Aug 20th, 2016

Animal Exhibits Commorate Our Zoo Centennial

Posted on Aug 13th, 2016

The Olympics Spotlight Our Sporty English Language

Posted on Aug 6th, 2016

Celebrate Our Zoo With A Noah’s Ark Of Group Nouns

Posted on Jul 30th, 2016

U-T Sports Headlines Often Feature Intriguing Phrases

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2016

It’s Best Not To Rain On San Diego’s Pride Parade

Posted on Jul 16th, 2016

Don’t Let Beastly Verbs Like ‘Buffalo’ Buffalo You

Posted on Jul 9th, 2016

A July 4th Celebration of our All-American Dialects

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2016

In Everyday Phrases, Alliteration Strikes the Nation

Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

What’s In A President’s Name? More Than You Think

Posted on Jun 18th, 2016

An Exhibit Of Beastly Misnomers In Our Language

Posted on Jun 11th, 2016

Teachers Report On Their Famous Students’ Progress

Posted on Jun 4th, 2016

Fighting Words Make Their Way From War To Peace

Posted on May 28th, 2016

Punctuation Can Turn Into A Series Of Mad Dashes

Posted on May 21st, 2016

The Top 10 Jokes About Animals In Bars – Bar None

Posted on May 14th, 2016

For Mother’s Day, Take The Mother Of All Quizzes

Posted on May 7th, 2016

Despite his death 400 years ago, Shakespeare lives

Posted on Apr 30th, 2016

Is Shakespeare Dead, Or Is He Still A Living Will

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2016

English is Cultivated By Down-To-Earth Metaphors

Posted on Apr 16th, 2016

American Politics is Populated By Beastly Metaphors

Posted on Apr 9th, 2016

How Politicians Sling Muddle and Get Away With It

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2016

Eastertide Thoughts About the Name of Jesus Christ

Posted on Mar 26th, 2016

Our Language is a Veritable Noah’s Ark of Animals

Posted on Mar 19th, 2016

Our Bountiful Tongue Runneth Over With Synonyms

Posted on Mar 12th, 2016

The Lively Letter ‘Z’ May Come Last, But It’s Not Least

Posted on Mar 5th, 2016

Weasel Words Suck Out Truth and Tell It Like It Isn’t

Posted on Feb 27th, 2016

Answers to Your One and Only Grammar Questions

Posted on Feb 20th, 2016

Let’s Play Around With ‘Love’ On Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 13th, 2016

When We Speak and Write, The Dog’s Got Our Tongue

Posted on Feb 6th, 2016

The Wonderful, Blunderful World of Words in the News

Posted on Jan 30th, 2016

Unprecedented Procession of Presidential Anagrams

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2016

Sex and The Singular Pronoun Capture the Headlines

Posted on Jan 16th, 2016

We Can All Learn From The Animals How To Succeed

Posted on Jan 9th, 2016

A Little Word Play To Help Kick Off The New Year

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2016

Apostrophe Catastrophes Hit Home For Yours Truly

Posted on Dec 26th, 2015

Teachers Report On Their Famous Students’ Progress

Posted on Dec 19th, 2015

Solving The Strange Case Of Our English Pronouns

Posted on Dec 12th, 2015

We Speak Many A Good Word From The Good Book

Posted on Nov 28th, 2015

Celebrating 150 Years Of A Wonderland Of Words

Posted on Nov 21st, 2015

A Good Time To Reflect On The Art And Craft Of Writing

Posted on Nov 14th, 2015

English Lays Its Cards on the Table of Our Tongues

Posted on Nov 7th, 2015

A Hair-Raising, Hideous, Horrifying Halloween …

Posted on Oct 30th, 2015

U-T Readers Inquire About All Aspects of Language

Posted on Oct 24th, 2015

Tossing Around Baseball Terms With Dick Enberg

Posted on Oct 17th, 2015

Let’s Sail Into Some Pun Fun for Columbus Day

Posted on Oct 10th, 2015

San Diego Raises the Bard for Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2015

Yogi Berra Left His Mark On Our English Language

Posted on Sep 28th, 2015

The Case For The Strength And Grace Of Short Words

Posted on Sep 19th, 2015

Readers Submit Their Punny Signs Of The Times

Posted on Sep 12th, 2015

Our Last Names Reveal A Lot About Our Days Of Labor

Posted on Sep 5th, 2015

Dizzy Pace of Progress Creates Retro-active Words

Posted on Aug 29th, 2015

Please Tee-Hee-Mail Me Your Punny Signs Of The Times

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2015

Mnemonic Possession: Remembrance Of Things Fast

Posted on Aug 15th, 2015

Verbal Skills Of American Workers Must Improve

Posted on Aug 8th, 2015

How One Word Misinterpreted Can Change The World

Posted on Aug 1st, 2015

Sharpest Comebacks Are Mightier Than The Sword

Posted on Jul 25th, 2015

Here’s Why You Should Choose Your Words Carefully

Posted on Jul 18th, 2015

Clerihews In Merry Hues From Verse-a-Tile Readers

Posted on Jul 11th, 2015

American History According To Student Bloopers

Posted on Jul 4th, 2015

It’s Fun To Horse Around With Our English Language

Posted on Jun 27th, 2015

Introducing The Outrageous, Contagious Clerihew

Posted on Jun 20th, 2015

Showbiz Words, Phrases Step Onto Center Stage

Posted on Jun 13th, 2015

On Explorers, a Celebrity, All Things Menly and Manly

Posted on Jun 6th, 2015

I Amn’t One Of Those People Who Condemn ‘Ain’t’

Posted on May 30th, 2015

Premedicated Malapropisms Jest For The Health Of It

Posted on May 23rd, 2015

The Ghost Of Mrs. Malaprop Haunts Our Vocabulary

Posted on May 16th, 2015