An open letter to the overseers of the English language

An open letter to the keeper(s) of the English language: It has often been stated that languages are living, breathing things, they are constantly evolving and changing to accommodate current trends and needs. One needs only to consider the numerous additions to the English language that arose from increasing computer and particularly Internet usage; reboot,Continue reading “An open letter to the overseers of the English language”

Welcome to Feb-ROO-ary

The month is five days old, the Super Bowl is upon us, the days are getting longer, if only ever so slowly, and there is a snowfall warning in effect, no doubt about it, it is February.  I used to dread this time of year, a very long stretch without a holiday  (in Quebec weContinue reading “Welcome to Feb-ROO-ary”

Look, The Thing Is …

While enjoying a frosty beer in my local Irish pub on a very hot afternoon recently a fellow imbiber,  originally from Massachusetts, but now a die-hard Montrealer brought up an interesting topic. We have often chatted, and share a love of words and enjoy discussing the oddities and the subtle differences in how the same language, English,Continue reading “Look, The Thing Is …”

Eugenie Bouchard: A Ray of Sunshine in the Cranky Season

People sure are cranky here these days. Maybe it’s because the temperature is well below zero and the wind is whipping it around making it feel even colder. Or perhaps it’s just the January blahs – no money after the holidays and no spring in sight – then again it could be the fact theContinue reading “Eugenie Bouchard: A Ray of Sunshine in the Cranky Season”

Memorandum to the Keepers of the English Language

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Memorandum to the Keepers of the English Language”