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  • A Word, Please: Use of initials is driving me crazy (DMC)

    People sometimes tell me to tell other people what to do, linguistically that is. I'll get an email saying something like, "It drives me nuts when people say 'Fruit is a healthy snack' instead of 'Fruit is a healthful snack.' Please write a column telling them to stop."
  • From the Boathouse: Navigating water news on the web

    Ahoy! I receive numerous emails every day from people seeking nautical information, and not everyone is a boater. They want to know what a boat is worth, get navigational tips for a voyage and learn the long-range weather forecast because they will be...

    Check It Out: Lies on the bookshelf

    Numerous novels and nonfiction books depict aspects of deception, trickery and illusion. Here are a few samples of books that debunk the idea that "what you see is what you get." "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom...

    Permit applications being accepted

    Costa Mesa officials are now accepting applications from people who wish to have a block party on their street during the Fourth of July. Applications are on the city's website,, under "Online Services." Requests for paper...

    Check It Out: Exploring the Google phenomenon

    Users of Google, the Web search engine, may have noticed the image of a birthday cake on its home page last week in place of the usual company logo. The pixilated cake was created by Pop Art icon Wayne Thiebaud, in recognition of the Internet giant's 12th...