There Is No Foreseeable Future

There Is No Foreseeable Future

There is no foreseeable future. Read it again: There is no foreseeable future. Now, this isn’t a grammar rant, though that irksome phrase cries out for one.  Because, y’all, unless you believe in clairvoyance (and actually even if you do!), no one can...

More Southern Grammar: Double Modals

Whoa!  Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  It’s hard to believe that something many people consider “bad grammar” has such a fancy name. So what the hell am I talking about?  From Wikipedia:  “A modal verb (also modal, modal auxiliary verb, modal...

Southern Vocabulary: Useful Words

“It’s impossible to explain to a Yankee what `tacky’ is. They simply have no word for it up north, but my God, do they ever need one.”                                   — from The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy I think that “tacky” may...

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