Categories English English language Etymology Expression Language Phrase origin Usage Word origin Writing Hear Pat on Iowa Public Radio Post author By Pat and Stewart Post date September 17, 2020 She’ll be on Talk of Iowa today from 10 to 11 AM Central time (11 to 12 Eastern) to discuss words of the pandemic. Help support the Grammarphobia Blog with your donation. And check out our books about the English language. Subscribe to the Blog by email Enter your email address to subscribe to the Blog by email. If you are an old subscriber and not getting posts, please subscribe again. Email Address Subscribe Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags English, English language, Etymology, Expression, Grammar, Language, Linguistics, Phrase origin, Usage, Word origin, Writing ← Dead-on balls accurate → Can sex or gender be ‘assigned’?