Today I’ll start with thanks and undying gratitude for all those who serve our country so we can be free. I cherish my freedom and am thankful to all members of the armed services who make that available to me, including my dad, who served in Korea.
Now, since it’s Monday, here is another Grammar Giggle from a Twitter post. Enjoy your Memorial Day celebrations–just don’t do anything e-leagle!
In keeping with the theme of the blog post this week, sometimes it isn’t that something is misspelled, it is all the details of a picture that make the difference.
My granddaughter brought her yearbook over to show me this weekend. I started thumbing through it and was unbelievably discouraged at the multiple (as in more than one, more than two, I stopped counting) errors. Even if the school itself didn’t put the yearbook together, it has their name all over it and represents their school, so SOMEONE should have at least looked at it to make sure it was correct. Maybe the sixth graders should have proofread it. My son asked me not to post a link on the PTO’s Facebook page, so I will just use it for Grammar Giggles (or perhaps Grammar Groan is more appropriate). But I couldn’t resist using the page that had my beautiful granddaughter’s picture on it (since I had my choice of every page of sixth graders) even though it showcases my number one grammar pet peeve–apostrophes for plurals!
I found this on Twitter and have removed the details to protect the . . . ridiculously stupid. This proves my point that proofreading headings and captions is just as important as proofreading the guts of a document. Apparently, there were many grammar errors throughout this document, but I couldn’t get past the first heading. And just think about what the judge who gets this document thinks. Actually, I believe they think this document is not worth wasting time reading.
At a restaurant in San Diego for the Region 8 conference, I saw this entry on the menu. Thank goodness it’s Main Lobster and not Secondary Lobster!
Sometimes a comma just shouldn’t replace the word “and”
I found this on Twitter. The thing that is most disturbing is that this person proofreads the school newspaper but can’t spell “principal.” That does not speak well for the quality of the newspaper.
Passing along an article that was easier than trying to explain just the picture. While it’s not something I would have noticed (because I have no idea what channel I’m watching at any given time), it does show the importance of proofreading everything–not just documents or letters.
Proofreading isn’t always about the words . . .
When one small letter makes one very big difference.