Category : History

9:34 am , November 14, 2011 0

Like Madonna of the early 1990s, we never know how the American English language will evolve. American English (which, for simplicity’s sake, I will refer to as English from now on) dates back to the early British Pilgrims who first set foot on North American soil in 1620.1 The idea is that the new Americans […]

10:02 am , November 11, 2011 0
Posted in: History, Spelling

Perhaps it’s the obvious post to publish on such a day, but I’m going to tackle it anyway. What was known as Armistice Day on November 11 is now called Veterans Day. Most calendars publish the name of this day with some form of an apostrophe, i.e., Veterans’ Day or Veteran’s Day. Which of the three spellings […]