Occasionally, I'll be posting my grammatical pet peeves; common mistakes that I think should be avoided. Here are three:
- When two ideas or people seem to work well together, they jibe -- they do not jive.
- When you change course, you take a new tack -- not a new tact. It's a sailing term.
- When you address your Christmas card to my family, it's The Joneses -- not The Jones' or The Jones's or, my personal favorite, The Jones.