QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Cost of winter heating may send chills up your spine.”
News Headline: “12 podcasts that will send chills down your spine.”
J.S., a Chicago reader, writes:
“Which is it? Do chills go up the spine or down the spine?”
You will find chills going down the spine more often than up.
But usage texts object to neither.
Which makes this as good a time as any for a reminder that it is impossible to swoop up.
Or zoom down.

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