One of the books that I am dipping into at the moment... No, that should read "One of the books into which I am dipping at the moment..."
I'll start again.
I recently borrowed a book by Bill Bryson entitled Troublesome Words. This is not so much a book to read as a book to dip into, which is just what I have been doing. And I have discovered that for a long time I have been guilty of a simple error, that of putting the letters "AD" after the date year. Of course, had I troubled to think about what those letters stand for I would have realised straight away that they should go before the date year, eg AD 1757, whereas the letters "BC" come after the date year.
Which reminds me: I don't like the use of the term "common era". Give me AD/BC every time.