Sunday, January 19, 2014

Grammar Guerrilla

I couldn't help it, something just had to be done about this sign at the park.

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  1. Thank you! Now can you work on people who say 'could of'?

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    1. I guess I could of tackled that one first...

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  2. OMG...this cracked me up!

    LOVED it!

    The Grammar Police!

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  3. or it's instead of its

    thanks for the chuckle :^)

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    1. I'm forgiving of typos in general, but not on signage.

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  4. hmmm i might speak in bad grammar....

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    1. Casual speech is less problematic, in my book.

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  5. How about served in the order received. First in first out? Bad grammar doesn't bother me much. There are a few expressions commonly used in the "wrong" way that bug me a little. For example, I don't know when the use of "a ton of" or "tons" for meaning many or large amount became common. I thought ton should only be used as a measurement of weight.

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    1. First come, first served is adequate if they do it correctly.

      The American edition of the Oxford dictionary lists ton/tons used that way as acceptable in informal use.

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  6. I approve.

    Of course, this comes from someone who ranted about Taco Bell's latest offering to no end.

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  7. Are you sure it wasn't clarifying one of the basic rules for tennis matches? :-)

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    1. Definitely - no tennis courts there - it was for a picnic pavilion.

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  8. Who is this person called First?
    XO
    WWW
    PS My D would have been a lot bigger.

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    1. I tried to make the D the same size as the other letters, but I was working from memory.

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  9. LOL :) You'd love working for my company; on our audits we get dinged if we put a comma in the wrong place, heaven forbids, that might compromise patient care :)

    (I love grammar myself, but not obsessed about it; unfortunately these days I'm sure it is soon to be a lost art).

    betty

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    1. I don't actually get bothered by things like that. But signs get me.

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  10. Secret Agent Woman 1, the inattentive 0.

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    1. I actually did that a couple of months ago and no one has removed it.

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    1. I bet there are a lot of us out there, quietly fuming.

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