Scholarly writing and how to get it done. / And a workshop for my own ideas, scholarly and poetic
I am posting this as a benchmark, not because I think I'm playing very well yet. The idea would be post a video every month for a ye...
My grammatical peeve:
"I had went... "
"I had came..."
Nobody makes this mistake in reverse.
I'm peeving on vocabulary. People may not use the verbs unfold or obsess in my presence, they are entirely overused.I used to dislike the expressions you cite because I associated them with schoolyard bullies. Now I associate them with kind working-class people. If I taught freshmen, I would associate them with the uncouth, gum-chewing, Vegas-going crowd.
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