A Very Messy Sentence

This was over on FB with lots of comments and suggestions. Here is my take: That means that, if a body part is lost — for example, in an amputation — or if a body part if not functioning properly — for example, if somebody experiences stiffness — it could result in deficiency doing some kind of activity of daily …

“The Years in 2000” Problem

Good morning, In Fergus Falls, MN, this morning, headed for Bismarck, ND, and then Grand Forks — two groups of fabulous North Dakota reporters. This question came up on my page on Facebook: “More and more since we have entered the year 2000 and beyond, people are starting to shorten the years as they say them. It’s not 2007; it’s …

Welcome to “Margie Holds Court”

As I launch this blog, Margie Holds Court, it is my hope that it will be a place where we can share our love of this language. As I approach the winding down of my teaching career — I started as a high school Spanish teacher in 1964!! You do the math — I want to talk about the way …