The Culture Verbal Energy

  • Making my peace with 'mentoring'

    The Monitor’s language columnist has made peace with ‘mentor’ as a verb; ‘mentee’ as the term for the one being mentored, not so much.

  • Whither the subjunctive?

    Yes, language changes. But this old-fashioned verb mood is still useful when the voice of authority speaks.

October 23, 2014

Photos of the day 10/23

Two raccoons look for food in a hollowed-out pumpkin in the zoo in Hanover, Germany.

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