Missing Hyphens

1. “He’s a world class sexist.” As written, this sentence states that the person referred to in the subject is a class sexist (whatever that is) of the world variety (whatever that means). The simple insertion of a hyphen between the two words preceding the noun sexist signals that together, they describe what kind of … Read more

50 Idioms About Fruits and Vegetables

Food, one of the necessities of life, figures often in traditional expressions. Fruits and vegetables, specifically, account for some of the most familiar idioms, including the following. Fruit 1. To compare “apples and oranges” is to uselessly compare unlike things. 2. The “apple of (one’s) eye” is a favorite or well-like person. 3. To say … Read more