The Glamour of Grammar

Did you know that the word glamour comes from the word grammar? And what do you call a person who owns and runs a restaurant? A restaurateur. What happened to the ‘N’? I really enjoy Merrill Perlman’s language column in the CJR. This one proves that English is fun. If you love thinking about language -- but more than one person with English as a second language has bemoaned its quirky and unpredictable spelling rules and exceptions. Read on to find out why the Restaurateur is Glamorous.