Brit-speak: is it just me?

In early 2016 – you may recall with great trepidation – the series Downton Abbey ended its run on PBS (the Public Broadcasting System in the United States). And lo! there was an outcry in the land! Whether it’s Downton Abbey, Victoria, or Poldark, if...

‘Actually’ + ‘Literally’ = Yikes!

“What did I say? Did I start that sentence … with … ‘actually’?” Not Kathie York, the grammar doyenne! Surely not. Unfortunately, Mrs. York’s Mr. York – with a twinkle in his eye because he’d caught me in a word-filler faux pas – corroborated it: “Yes, you...