Then there are those who seem to be in love with muzzle "breaks" instead of brakes...
And here's a classic, "for all intensive purposes" instead of intents and purposes.
On the "to each his own" front, his own is correct since "each" is a singular noun. We stumble a lot over collective nouns. A common error is using a plural verb form after the word "none", which is a contraction of "not one" and thus is singular. So "none of them are working" is incorrect, and should be "none of them is working."
News writers these days seem to be among the worst offenders... I guess no one can afford editors any more. Or well-written reporters, for that matter.
Do instead of due,
Mute instead of moot,
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Perhaps we need a sticky link to Strunk and White??
That literally made me LOL (which, by the way, is curious on its own... is there a way to laugh that isn't out loud? Cause then it's really more of a chuckle, right?)
Eats, Shoots and Leaves.
Grammar Nazis unite! :tongue: :bier:
O!, the L.A. Times and New York Times up to the 1960's or so ... Once upon a time, they were truly a joy to read. Anymore, all too frequently many of these commonly-made errors of grammar and punctuation can be found in any given edition/issue. Ah, well.
Everyone knows Spell Checker is perfect. When it first appeared as part of Windows WP software I, as a proud Southerner, ran the word "y'all". It sailed right through unnoticed & unscathed. I commented to my colleagues that we apparently had the "Whenders" version. As in, "boy, shut them whenders 'afore ya' freeze us all ta' death!". My Grandma's house had whenders. :wink:
Just Saying - You've already said it why say it again.
"I'll be honest with you...", like you HAVEN'T been honest up until now?
Like: When used to introduce what someone has said, as in ... "He was like 'I can't believe it!' you know, like really!
Sort of munged, contemporary 'Valley' speech. But it's like, what can ya do?
Totally! Like totally.