Grammar Giggle – In The Past, I Passed The Top Score

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.

Passed

Replay Thursday

Thursday ReplayIt’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 – Mater Main

Grammar Giggle – Junk Mail

Confusing Words of the Week

For Want Of A Comma–The Oxford Comma Update

 

Grammar Giggle – Junk Mail

I received this email recently. I was going to try to point out all the errors, but I just couldn’t read it all. I noticed the second word and that was enough for me. But please feel free to find all the errors yourselves.

Apple junk mail

Grammar Giggle – Mater Main

My local news really has trouble with their headlines. So close. When I see this, all I can hear in my head is Mater from Disney Cars reading it.

Mater2

 

Grammar Giggles – It’s = It Is

Another one from my local news. “It’s” is a contraction for “it is” and not possessive for “it.”

Its

Grammar Giggle – Hastate

A friend sent me this picture from her fortune. While the fortune would be accurate if it were spelled correctly, I’m not sure what “hastate” means.

Fortune

Replay Thursday

Thursday ReplayIt’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 – What Year Is It?

Grammar Giggle – Commuting

Confusing Words Of The Week

Grammar Giggle – State of Uniom

Busy Is As Busy Does . . . Or Not?

Grammar Giggle – State of Uniom

While everyone has probably seen this one already, my son sent this to me and I thought it was interesting. Not only is “Union” spelled wrong, requiring them to reprint all of the invitations to the State of the Union Address, but I think that the Gallery is set up for more than one Visitor, so it should be the Visitors’ Gallery. I checked the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center website to try to figure out what they call it, and I find reference to “the Visitor Galleries,” which would be correct as it is a name for that area of the Capitol, and “the House and Senate Galleries,” but I find no reference to the “Visitor’s Gallery.” I’m thinking they didn’t fix that error when they reprinted the invitations because it isn’t an obvious error–to most people.

State of the Uniom