Daily Archives: August 24, 2009

Today’s Grammar Gripe, Seemingly Out of Nowhere

People:

It’s “centers on,” not “centers around.” If you give it some thought, you’ll figure out why. If you can’t figure out why, your nearest mathematician specializing in topology will be happy to explain it to you.

If you must use “around” in a phrase, try “revolves around.” That will work, and will keep me from wanting to beat you to death with a hammer.

Thank you, that is all, for now.

Aside From the Fact I Have a BlackBerry Storm, Not an iPhone, This is Accurate

Of course, you’ll have to click through to see what this is. And then you’ll have click back a few days to get the whole story. But what the heck. What else do you have to do with your time, right?

Unrelated: I’ve changed the look of the site today and will probably do some additional tweaking. Don’t panic.