Grammar Giggle – Jalopeno

I saw this pop up on the register as I was checking out of the grocery store recently. We’re in Arizona where jalapenos are practically in every meal (at least at my house). It would be nice to spell it correctly. #proofthatblog #grammargiggles #frysmarketplace


Grammar Giggle – Too Bad She’s Not More Famous

My local news station is keeping me in more material. If Jamie Lee Curtis was some kind of bit actress or had a really difficult name, it just might be understandable that they misspelled her name–but she’s not and it’s not. There is just no excuse.

Grammar Giggle – Sorry, You Will Not Get My Corperation

This was in my spam. None of it makes any sense to me, but the heading made me laugh. I know there are others in the body of the email, but I don’t have enough time or patience to try to figure it out, so we’ll go with the heading.

Grammar Giggle – Starbucks or Stabucks?

I saw this sign at a store inside my grocery store (and yes, I was standing in line). While I always like to see their creative handwritten signs, I also always like to see things spelled correctly–especially the name of the business you work for.

Confusing Words of the Week

It’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to and they may appear here soon!

This week’s words are:

principal: chief; leading; a capital sum of money that draws interest; chief official of a school

principle: a general truth; a rule; integrity


PrinciPAL is your PAL and has ALl the money

PrincipLE is a ruLE

Grammar Giggle – U.S. Marnies

This was sent to me and, if true, is heartbreaking to me. This isn’t that difficult. I have the utmost respect for our armed forces so seeing this kind of an error is harder to see than most.

Grammar Giggle – Arizona Diamonadbacks

I found this when looking at the catering menu for the suites at Chase Field for an Arizona Diamondbacks game event. The one thing you always should get right is the name of the team for which you are catering food to its fans.