This column is dedicated to Peter Lawrence Berra (May 12, 1925-Sept. 22, 2015). Better known as “Yogi,” he was not only a baseball icon, but also a source of witticisms and malapropisms. These were not only humorous, but really made you think. Here are a few “Yogi-isms” for you to think abou…

A column reader sent me a letter about a comment I made in a recent Yankee Doodle article and something to do about a doodlebug. She said as a small girl she would call the doodlebug to come out of his house (it was on fire), and a little later the earth would open up and the doodlebug would…

Question: We sang a song in school the other day. “Yankee Doodle went to town, riding on a pony; stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni.” What is a Doodle, and why is a feather called macaroni? (Asked by a curious student.)