princess genevieve

mardi, février 27, 2007

Adventures of Grammar Girl

Last week's cry for ideas made Rachael leave a comment with several intriguing questions. After much thought, I decided to answer her question about superpowers.

Some of you may not realize it, but I've already got a superpower. You see, I can spot a misused apostrophe a mile off. It makes me a crazy person! Why do people insist on adding an apostrophe any time they add an "s" to a word? Restroom's are for Customer's Only, for example. No apostrophes needed!

All I need is a cape. And maybe a novelty pencil; red, of course.

If I could add another superpower? Time travel, for sure. Is that really a superpower or just something really really cool? I don't know, but either way, I want to be able to do it.

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7 Comments:

At 2/27/2007 9:36 PM, Blogger Amie said...

I try to watch my apostrophes. On another grammar note, I find myself using the wrong then/than or hear/here. Even though I know in my mind which one I need, my fingers type the wrong one.

 
At 2/27/2007 10:25 PM, Anonymous katie said...

Today at work someone asked me if the plural of advisor was advisor's or advisors. Dude, I try not to be a grammar snob, but don't people learn these things somewhere along the way?

 
At 2/27/2007 11:27 PM, Blogger Dickie said...

Green pencil, Sugar.

 
At 2/27/2007 11:36 PM, Blogger Jasclo said...

Oh yes, I'm famous for shouting, "And there's no apostrophe there, you idiot!"

Haha. OK, I don't really call people idiots for that. But come on! And I hate it when people don't understand how to use quote marks.

 
At 2/28/2007 2:25 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

it's not a superpower but i don't like when people write "myriad of." so, does the period go in or outside of the quotes? hmmmmm. i do think you need some Apostrophe Girl underoos.

 
At 2/28/2007 2:44 PM, Anonymous Amanda said...

One of my dream jobs is to be the grammar police. If only I could find someone to pay me to go around and correct peoples' careless mistakes. I came up with this idea when I was at a restaurant that said on the bathroom door womans room, and mans room!

 
At 2/28/2007 2:48 PM, Blogger Genevieve said...

Sarah, what a lovely idea. Do you think they sell those underoos?

Amanda, maybe there is something genetically wrong with us. Something that makes us notice these mistakes and get outraged about them!

 

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