Correcting Your Behavior Since 2017

July 22, 2019

Well, curmudgeons, it’s a pretty exciting time for me. I can now announce that I’m being seriously considered for a very important position in the customer service profession. If t...

July 15, 2019

Back in 2007, two language lovers, Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson, set out to correct errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation on printed signs all across the nation. (Their adv...

July 14, 2019

Don't get excited. I published this again by mistake. The new Curmudgeon will be out tomorrow, on schedule.

Here we go again, fellow curmudgeons. Remember when people were embarra...

July 8, 2019

There are few things that bless a curmudgeon’s heart like encountering a fellow curmudgeon. So I was delighted to receive, in response to last week’s complaint, some curmudgeonly p...

July 1, 2019

“I hope you’re a dog person!” my hostess cooed cheerily as I tried to graciously usher away the five curs who’d all simultaneously swarmed all around me, yapping, weaving between m...

June 24, 2019

“Dear Mr. Curmudgeon,” I am occasionally asked by readers, “How long do you expect you’ll be able to maintain your blog? After all, there only so many things to complain about. Sur...

June 17, 2019

A tearful award winner stands at a podium giving his acceptance speech. “This just goes to prove,” he intones, “that you can be anything you want to be!” And the crowd goes wild in...

June 10, 2019

As a lover of words, I’ve been greatly troubled by a particular growing trend I’ve noticed in the political world (among many other greatly troubling growing trends I've noticed in...

June 3, 2019

Apparently, it's helpful to think about other people who are not you.

May 27, 2019

I’m often asked what I do in my spare time, when I’m not busy condemning in print the errors and improprieties of my fellow man. After all, as the saying goes, all work and no play...

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