For some little while, this blog went formally by “WordGeeks.” There is, of course, a story behind that name, and the story is that I came up with it in about 30 seconds, while standing at the front of a college computer lab filled with the students in my editing class, after several other possible names had been tried and found already taken. Eventually, I changed the name to Verbavores, though, as you can see, the blog continues to operate in WordPress under its original name. So you can find us either at verbavores.com or at wordgeeks.wordpress.com (and while, as you’re already here, that point might seem more or less moot, I’m just clearing up any possible confusion).
So Verbavores, we are I, and here Verbavores be, amusing itself with language. Also, for the record, Verbavores favors prescriptivist-flavored descriptivism, believes in the serial comma, and, while this subtle point may have escaped your notice, is mad for National Grammar Day.
“But,” (perhaps you ask) “what’s with all the gobbets of poetry scattered about? Are we here to talk about squinting modifiers or what?”
To which I reply, “Or what.”