Grammar 101: Regime vs. Regimen

In the latest instalment of his tongue-in-cheek exploration of grammatical errors, Adrian Fernand takes a harsh but fair look at why certain people confuse the word ‘regime’ and ‘regimen’ in his excellent Grammar 101 series. Those whose profession depends on its daily use say it—dieticians, nutritionists, personal trainers—yet they’re all wrong. … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Compliment vs. Complement

Adrian Fernand – Australia’s most stylish Agony Uncle and commentator on etiquette and social protocol – continues his tongue-firmly-in-cheek Grammar 101 series to help those finding it difficult to distinguish between paying something a compliment and what suits it… Keeping favour and being favourable mightn’t seem all that different from … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Invite vs. Invitation

In this week’s instalment of his grammatical series Grammar 101, Australia’s most stylish Agony Uncle – Adrian Fernand – looks at the inexcusable confusion that arises in some quarters of the population between the words ‘invite’ and ‘invitation’. It has crept into the vernacular with little scrutiny, however, ‘invite’ and … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Ask vs. Arks

Adrian Fernand, Australia’s most stylish Agony Uncle and commentator on etiquette, style and luxury, brings you a new tongue-in-cheek series on spelling and grammar called unsurprisingly Grammar 101. We’ve all heard them: the horrible faux pas uttered by the ignoramuses who plague we, the learned. It’s baffling how one cannot … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Macaron vs. Macaroon

In this week’s instalment of his Grammar 101 series, Adrian Fernand (Australia’s most stylish Agony Uncle and commentator on etiquette, style and luxury) casts his critical eye over the latest trend in confectionery – the macaron. Check out his guide on how not to sound like a cultural philistine when … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Lose vs. Loose

Adrian Fernand, Australia’s most stylish Agony Uncle, brings us the third part of his grammatical series Grammar 101. This week, Adrian has something to say about the unbelieveable confusion certain members of the public have between the words ‘lose’ and ‘loose’. Possibly one of the most annoying typographical errors, so … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Brought vs. Bought

Adrian Fernand, Australia’s most stylish Agony Uncle, brings us the second in his series Grammar 101, this week highlighting the difference between brought and bought. Two entirely different meanings, but apparently twice as hard for some people to distinguish between, ‘bought’ confused with ‘brought’ is possibly one of the most … Continue reading