English is Fun


Although I have a semi-serious blog, I wanted to have a page where I could share English weird words, idioms, and phrases that I have been collecting all my life. Some of these are things we say everyday without giving it a second thought, such as “be that as it may.” Others are words that originally were separated, perhaps then hyphenated, but are now smooshed together, such as “heretofore.” Still others are old words that you don’t hear anymore, like “jalopy.” There are even others where we thought we had it right, but were actually wrong, like the plural of “octopus” is actually “octopuses” not “octopi.”

Hopefully these musings will bring a smile to your face or at least give you ammunition for a trivia contest.