Eats, Shoots & Leaves- Radio Edition

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I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that many in our esteemed readership have at the very least heard of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the book.  I will confess that I have not read it.  Yet.  Nevertheless, I was excited indeed when, looking through the books on CD at my local library, I happened upon, not the book itself, but (perhaps even better) the original BBC radio series the book was based on. Continue reading

Past tense of “sneak”

What is the past tense of “sneak”?  If you’re like me, your initial reaction is “snuck,” right?  But I make a lot of these decisions quickly, and based on my inner ear.  What sounds right?  What sounds familiar?  I grew up mostly in America, mostly among native English speakers, and mostly among American English speakers.  History was not my best subject, but I know we didn’t invent the language.  It’s not called “American,” after all (though I know some that would probably argue for a change there). Continue reading