I have a new favorite word. It’s “smootie.”
I suppose you can’t expect flawless grammar in a local publication that’s handed out for free in coffee shops. But I’m a grammar snob so I’ll complain if I want to. Here is a picture of an event schedule in a local paper:
1. The word “everyday” is an adjective describing something that happens on a daily basis. This ad should read, “Every day except Thursdays.” (Sorry, is my nitpickiness showing?)
2. I’m not sure why the second event reads “Every Tuesdays.” I guess that S just really wants to fit in somewhere.
After a delicious dinner at Kyoto’s, my boyfriend and I cracked open our fortune cookies. Unsatisfied with my vague fortune, I tossed it aside and read my boyfriend’s:
Aside from “Get you mind set,” I don’t understand why one of the lucky numbers is 7 and the other is 05 (with a zero). I guess free fortunes come at a cost…
Today at the dollar store I passed a display of sets of pretty envelopes with matching paper. In front of them was this sign:
Stationary, spelled with an A, is used to describe something that is standing still or fixed into place. Writing materials, such as those for sale at the dollar store, are called stationery (with an E). Nice going, Honks.