Does the dictionary have the last word?

Does the dictionary have the last word?

Are you confident in your knowledge of English? Pretty certain about what’s right and what’s wrong? Here’s a cautionary tale… A friend was chatting in an online group designed to help language learners practise their skills. She kindly pointed out to an Italian chap...
When is a typo not a typo?

When is a typo not a typo?

Typos, eh? They’re sneaky, and they happen to the best of us. But we can’t blame our keyboards for everything… Technically, a typo is a mistake occurring through misuse (or failure) of the machinery used for typing. It is short for typographical error – the kind of...