Not to worry—my musings here do not rise to the level of A. J. Jacobs’ A Year of Living Biblically in which he literally attempts to follow all the Old Testament Jewish injunctions to godly living. Nor do they rival Rachel Held Evans’ equally radical effort to abide by scripture’s directives for women in A Year of Biblical Womanhood. In fact, both Jacobs and Evans wrote about their experiences after a yearlong attempt to live overenthusiastically different lifestyles.
I wasn’t familiar with the expression jumping the shark when it showed up on my Word-a Day calendar recently. That despite watching the TV show that spawned it, Happy Days.
Warning: You are entering a full-bodied grammar rant zone.
One of the fascinating aspects, and for wordsmiths advantages, of the English language are the multiple synonyms for some words. While they may not all have the same degree of meaning or intensity, they certainly give a writer some options.
The playbill identified the high school student as duel enrolled at the local college.