The Grammarphobia Blog

Meet Pat today in Manhattan

Hear her answer questions like these: Do the British really speak better English than Americans? Why don’t French women wear brassières? Does “ain’t” deserve its bad rep? You may be surprised. As the title of her talk suggests, “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”

Pat will be speaking at 6:30 PM at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library, 40th Street and Fifth Avenue. Admission is free.

Ask her if that pet peeve of yours should be making you peevish. She’ll also sign copies of the new third edition of her grammar book Woe Is I as well as her recent book about language myths, Origins of the Specious.