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Forms of Address

The Question: How does one abbreviate the rank of Captain (U.S. Navy) in correspondence? The Answer: When corresponding with a captain in the U.…

Forms of Address

Addressee Address Salutation Academics, college or university …

A Brief History of Checking

No one is quite sure when the first checks appeared. Some experts think the Romans may have invented the check about 352 B.C. But even if that were true, the idea apparently didn't catch on. …

Brewer's: Good Form, Bad Form

Comme il faut, bon ton; mauvais ton, comme il ne faut pas. Form means fashion, like the Latin forma. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Good FridayGood Folk A …

Brewer's: Crude Forms

in grammar. The roots or essential letters of words. The words are crude or unfinished. Thus am—is the crude form of the verb amo; bon—of the adjective bonus; and domin —o…