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 – 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.


Grammar Giggle – Brining Animals

This was in a Google Alert I get. When I clicked on the headline link, it was correct there, but it obviously wasn’t in my Alert. “Brining” is to soak something in a salty water mixture to add flavor and to tenderize it. I’m sure that is not what they meant.

Brining service animal

Grammar Giggle – The News Station Should be “Facin” the Fact That They Got It Wrong

Another news story on my local station recently gave me this gem. The ONLY time it would be appropriate to use “Facin” without the ending “g” would be in very informal writing and using an apostrophe to indicate the “g” was missing. But, honestly, there isn’t a good reason to leave the “g” off.


Grammar Giggle – Clicks

My news station comes through again. This story was about a high school student who was bullied in middle school and who developed an app to help other students meet to “sit with us.” Great concept, right? But I think what the news station meant to emphasize was the “cliques” of middle school and high school. A “clique” is, according to,  “a small, exclusive group of people.” The kind of group who would bully people and tell them “you can’t sit with us,” the “mean girl” kind of group. So while I appreciate their continuing assistance in future Grammar Giggles (I already have two from earlier this week that will come soon), I can just shake my head and wince when I see it on TV.

Cafeteria Clicks

Grammar Giggle – Pinapples

I saw this when shopping at Home Goods recently. At least they got it right in one place. All that copper finish must have distracted them.