Event organizers are an optimistic lot. Most of them tack the word annual onto a new event as a matter of routine. They apparently think it adds credibility or gravitasContinue reading
Can an errant clause trip over the Christmas lights and bring a post-holiday sentence crashing down in disagreement? The answer is trickier than you might think, but let’s work itContinue reading
And when I do, I find electric wine! “Gentlemen, look on this wonder! “Whatever the bids of the bidders, they cannot be high enough for it; “For it the globeContinue reading
The answer is no, but it sure seems that way.
The flu is certainly infectious, but the writer of this ad meant “flue,” or the passageway for a chimney.
You can certainly go up a flue, but I haven’t figured out a way to go up a flu, even sarcastically. (Although I did once find a way to turn flu precautions into a rock concert in an airport bathroom.)
Presumably, Hy-Vee’s copy editor is home with the flu. Well hope for better punctuation in next weeks ad One bright spot: At least this incorrect “it’s” wasn’t chiseled in stone.Continue reading