Nauseated by the Nauseous

It’s summer but that doesn’t mean Grading Girl doesn’t have time for a mini-lesson!  I can’t help it . . . when I hear a grammar goof, my wheels start spinning.  I was in a boutique the other day and couldn’t help but overhear a fellow patron in the next dressing room exclaim she was nauseous and… Continue reading Nauseated by the Nauseous

Mind your messages

Grading Girl shares this message during the first week of my speech classes: Meanings are in the message senders – NOT in the messages themselves!! If meaning were in the words, then knowing word definitions would eliminate all misunderstandings!  There would be no room for argument if we only held denotations, or dictionary definitions, to… Continue reading Mind your messages