"The School I Would Run"

"The School I Would Run"

The title is in quotes because I utter that phrase frequently, mostly when complaining about something that has happened in one of my kids’ schools or when reading about the latest stupid educational fad.  (I also sometimes say “If I ran the world”...

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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