Wednesday, December 19, 2007

FYI

There is no such word as "nother".

The word "another" is broken down as "an-other". Should you wish to emphasize your point by inserting the word "whole" into "another", the correct format would be "an-whole-other". Because "whole" does not begin with the vowel sound, the "n" in "an" is rendered unecessary, and thus should be removed. Therefore, the correct phrase is "a whole other".

Thank you.

2 comments:

Brian said...

Kristie-
you are awesome! I said that the other day and thought to my self, "Wow, my grammar has severely taken a punch!" Thanks for the gentle correction :)

Sue said...

Dear Grammar Diva, I have two grammar questions: 1. What is your feeling about "fixin' to"... as in "I'm fixin' to go to the store?" 2. What about people who say "kindly" in place of "kind of?" Example: It was kindly rainy yesterday.