Grammar Giggle – Side Load

My daughter sent me another of her local Facebook Marketplace posts. In all fairness, I understand that the front is one of the sides and when you look up “side load washing machine,” a whole page of things named “front load washing machines” shows up, but this type of washer is normally called a “front load.”

Grammar Giggle – Chandler

My daughter sent this to me from her local Facebook Marketplace and it took me a minute to figure it out. I had trouble because we have a city here named “Chandler,” so that word didn’t trigger anything until I looked at what they were selling. It should be “chandelier,” so there are a few letters missing. And then I saw the name of the city. There was no winning with this ad.

Grammar Giggle – Corn Teen

A friend sent this to me and while I assume it was taken from another someplace on the internet, I’m using it anyway. If you read ANYTHING about the pandemic, you should know how to spell “quarantine.” And if you don’t know, you probably have access to a dictionary on your phone, so use that.

Grammar Giggle – More Healthier

A friend was recently shopping online for a bread machine when she came upon this description. There are so many issues with this information.

  • “More healthier” is not correct. It should just be “Healthier.” Healthier already says it is more healthy than not healthy.
  • “More evenly heated” does not need the “More” capitalized. There is a comma–not a period–after the incorrect “healthier,” so the next word (unless it is a proper noun) should not be capitalized.
  • “the bread tastes better and more fragrant” makes me wonder how you can taste “fragrant.” To be completely correct, this line should have said: “the bread tastes better, and is more fragrant.” Note what would be the Oxford comma as well after “better.”

The one thing going for them is that everything is at least spelled correctly.

Grammar Giggle – Opeartor

Over the weekend I was watching the very end of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights while I was waiting for West Side Story to start. I don’t typically watch movie credits but happened to catch this as it was scrolling by:

And since I’m not involved in the movie industry, I even Googled that position to make sure it wasn’t a real thing. It isn’t.

I may have to start paying more attention to movie credits. They do have some very unusual titles there and apparently, they don’t think anyone reads them.

Grammar Giggle – Rod Iron

I’ve seen this error before and I think have even posted a previous Grammar Giggle with this same issue, but this was in my local Facebook Marketplace recently. It should be WROUGHT iron–which is one of two types of iron, the other being cast iron.

Grammar Giggle – Stomrs

A Proof That reader sent this to me. They got it right in one place, wrong in two places, and we should take bets on how the one behind her is spelled. It really doesn’t take long to take a second look at something and will make you look better in the long run. Slow down and check spelling.

Grammar Giggle – Restaurant Costumers

This was in a local news story. It is even more concerning to me because they got it right in one place, but wrong the first time it is used. Just for clarification:

  • Costumer – a person or company that makes or supplies theatrical or fancy-dress costumes
  • Customer – a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business