The Grammar Belle

Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time

“In or out? In or out?”

If you’re one of my McIver cousins, reading the title of this post will instantly bring back memories of our mamaw. For the rest of you, I hope it whets … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 12 Comments

A Year of Grammar Goodies (With Bonus Pop Quiz)

Hey, ya’ll!! It’s my one-year anniversary of blogging and I’m so excited! I never would of imagined how much I’d enjoy writing about all my grammar, spelling, and punctuation peeves … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

WSWH: Something to Cry About

Hey, y’all! Hope you’re having a nice, tear-free summer so far. Is it a Southern-mama thing or do all moms use the “you’d better stop crying or I’ll give you … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 14 Comments

Say what? That’s one painful malapropism.

Hey, y’all. I don’t even know how to go about this, because it’s a bit mind-boggling to me. So, I’ll just cut to the chase. That phrase doesn’t mean anything … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 10 Comments

WSWH: A Fish Tale

Hey, y’all. I’m back! I have truly missed griping about grammar, spelling, and punctuation for all y’all, and I hope y’all can forgive my lengthy absence. It’s coming up on … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 9 Comments

A Capital Idea

Hey, y’all. Each morning, if I’m not catching up on one of my (many) recorded reality TV shows, I like to watch the local news. From my time spent with … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

WSWH (With a bonus printable poster!)

Hey, y’all! It’s a dreary day down here in Dallas, with the threat of even more springtime storms looming. These sorts of days make me crabbier and more critical than … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 7 Comments

No Red River Rivalry Today

Mornin’, y’all. “Guts and grace and mercy, we have shown them in our turn. When the fields had turned to dust and the skies began to burn. When the storm … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 12 Comments

At least I’m consistent.

Hey, y’all! A college friend with whom I’ve reconnected via Facebook wrote to me recently, “Just by looking at your Facebook statuses, I can tell you love sports, alcohol, and … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 12 Comments

WSWH: “Apart” Versus “A Part” Before I Depart

Hey, y’all. Before I depart on my vacation, I thought I’d leave you with a quick “When Spellcheck Won’t Help” lesson. When something is separate from the group, it is … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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