“I could care less.”
Do you say this when you mean the opposite?
Defeat goes over defense before detail.
Say that aloud several times, and it’ll make sense.
There are two kinds of people in the world:
2. Everyone else.
Wicker furniture made in Copenhagen?
There’s something rattan in The State of Denmark.
Do you know the difference between “imply” and “infer?”
Only a speaker can imply.
Only a listener can infer.
Do you know the difference between “erudite” and “pedantic?”
If you do, you’re pedantic.
And a surprising number of erudite people mispronounce “erudite,” which has THREE syllables, not four.
“AIR-ooo-dite,” not “AIR-eee-ooo-dite.”
Do you know the difference between “sympathy” and “empathy?”
Suppose you’re on a cruise, and you see someone who’s seasick.
If you have sympathy, you feel sorry for him.
If you have empathy, you hurl.
“Don’t verb nouns.”
William Safire, from “Fumblerules”
Never use a preposition to end a sentence with.
Each December, the timeless classic “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” is sung in every nation on Earth…except one.
In Panama, they sing, “I’m dreaming of a wide isthmus.”