This is about as basic as errors in usage get, but it (its?) pops up again and again in news stories, books, blogs and, as in this case, advertisements. Why?Continue reading
The “first 100 … recieves”? My guess is that the creators of this ad were distracted by the picture of the large-breasted woman covered (snicker) by the strand of redContinue reading
“Forego” with an “e” means to precede. Think of the “fore” as “before.” So, essentially, this headline tells us that the Humane Society shelter went before a $50 fee. That,Continue reading
“Disinterested” has been misused so often that some writers forget its real meaning. “Disinterested” is an adjective that means “impartial.” A judge should show disinterest. A referee should be aContinue reading
This is NOT A CHECK. It is shaped like a check. It is printed like a check. It has an amount like a check. It is signed like a check. But it is NOT A CHECK.
So what does one do with NOT A CHECK?Continue reading