Grammar Guerrilla: Proud, Prideful; Converse, Conversate


HB reader Barbara asks, “Is conversate a word? I am a nurse and see other nurses using it in their progress notes. Example: ‘The resident was seen conversating with her room mate.’ Thanks Barbara. That is a good question. In English verbs, . . . Continue reading →

Grammar Guerrilla: “Speak Into” And “Love On”

The American Evangelical Abuse Of Prepositions Continues


Two popular expressions entered the American colloquial lexicon about a decade ago. I first heard them both used by an evangelical from the American South. He wanted to “speak into” an issue and “love on” some people. It seems as if the . . . Continue reading →