This was a news alert I received. The first paragraph looks like it was rewritten a few times, but no one actually read it before it was published. I understand they are trying to get stories out quickly, but getting them out accurately also counts for a lot.
My trusty news station comes through again.
I’ve checked several sources, and Washington, D.C. has periods–not a dash. Sometimes it is used with no punctuation–DC–but still not with a dash.
I saw this on a recent news story. It is a hard word to spell, but the first three letters are the easiest.
Several friends sent this to me. All I can think of is that someone doesn’t know the difference between organic and orgasmic. Close, yes, but VERY different meanings.
It’s time for a review of recent blog posts just in case you’ve missed them. We call this Replay Thursday. Here are posts from Proof That proofreading blog and 60 Is The New 60 blog during the past week.
Grammar Giggle – Tog Hether
Grammar Giggle – Everyday
Confusing Words Of The Week
Grammar In The News – It’s So Gangsta!
This was another sign I recently saw for sale. Here is a link to a blog post I wrote on this very topic. This sign should be “Every Day.”
I saw this sign in a Home Goods store recently. It took me a minute looking at it before I was completely confused. I have never heard of a “tog hether,” but I can’t think of why else they would have added the extra “h.” I’d like to know about tog hether because I love to travel and it sounds like a fun place!
This popped up on my phone while I was playing an online game recently. Watch tomorrow for a new Confusing Words of the Week on the difference between “passed” and “past” and how to remember the difference.