The NPR Grammar Hall of Shame. What error would you like to nominate?
I’m a little bit late to Weird Al’s grammar party because I’ve been working on a computer without sound all week! If “Blurred Lines” was the Summer Song of 2013, I think that we now have our Summer Song of 2014. I might tone down some of Weird Al’s insults, but I can certainly understand his passion about clear and eloquent expression of ideas.
Also, note that Weird Al recommends that those who are grammatically challenged hire an editor. This is a capital idea!
Now, without further ado, I present to the Graceful Grammarian’s new theme song: “Word Crimes.”
As you prepare for your Memorial Day weekend travels, here’s an important caveat: grammatically incorrect t-shirts abound at NJ rest stops. I found this one at the Grover Cleveland rest area on the Turnpike three years ago.
Can anyone explain to me what the text on this shirt actually means?
I didn’t think so.
For me, a picture captioned “a pic of my dog and I” produces a nails-down-the-chalkboard response. I’m glad to see that I’m not alone. I hope that you enjoy the sage advice in this article, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, by Emily Toth.