Grammar Giggle – Febuary

It’s a fact that February is the hardest month of the year to spell. My 13-year-old granddaughter sent me this one that looks like it was at one of her brother’s wrestling tournaments. I’m so proud of her for catching the mistake and I can feel her mother rolling her eyes from here! ūüôā To make matters worse, not only is February misspelled, but when you use a complete month, day, and year format for the date, you only use the number for the day without using the ordinal figure number (8th). If this sign were correct, it would say “February 8, 2014.”

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Grammar Giggles – Justin . . . and Double Negatives

I found this one on Twitter and since it is so timely, I’m sharing it with you. Double negatives are where you use two negative words which generally cancel each other out. Here is a perfect example of that:

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Saying “We never won’t” means we will because “we won’t” means we¬†will not¬†do something, but adding “never” means we will¬†never not do¬†something or, less confusingly, we¬†will¬†do it. Granted, this was probably posted by a tween (although they still should know better), but this error totally defeats the purpose of the message.

Grammar Giggle – Is THERE Too Much Focus On Wrong Words, ESPN?

It is so disheartening that ESPN could make this error. This is the kind of error I see on Facebook a lot, but ESPN’s business is words and they should get it right. Their, there, they’re–they may all sound alike, but they are very different!

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