There was a bunch or there were a bunch?! Confusing collective nouns #writing #ptboeditors

“Bottom line: When the collection referred to by the word bunch is made up of people, a plural verb does not jar. When referring to bundles of straw, grass, grapes, cornhusks and the like, pair bunch with a singular verb.” But read this whole article for a more thorough explanation.


Toque? Ten Canadianisms for the New Year #editor humour #writing

The English language is constantly evolving away from its British origins long ago. Canadians recognize Americanisms or Britishisms when we’re travelling (grits? tyre?) — here are a few Canadianisms most of us should recognize and a link to a book with many more compiled for us. Can you think of any more?

From ‘toque’ to ‘mickey,’ ten Canadianisms that leave other English speakers utterly confused | National Post.