QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Local chef teaches Cook County jail inmates to cook healthy food.”
Doug Dahlgren, a Chicago reader, writes:
“I think they meant ‘healthful.’ ”
Yes.
Healthful food makes for healthy people.
And as long as we are at food and cooking usage, is it time a reminder that a pinch is smaller than a dash?
And a smidgen is smaller than a pinch?
And there is no “x” in “espresso’?
And “crepe” rhymes with “prep”?
And. . . .

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