I love words!
Words can inform, helping us learn.
Words can misinform, leading us astray.
Words can heal, helping us feel better.
Words can hurt, damaging our self-esteem.
Words can make us happy, make us angry, make us laugh, make us sad.
Words can help us influence others, convincing them of a concept or persuading them to take some kind of action.
Punctuation matters as well; commas, periods, semicolons, exclamation points add meaning and clarity to the way we arrange our words.
You’ll find examples here of how people use — and misuse — Standard American English, all with the purpose of informing you, appreciating (or not) the utterances of others, and sometimes entertaining us all.