The Biggest Loser: lose pounds, not punctuation!

This season of The Biggest Loser is the first I’ve ever watched. Unfortunately for my fiance, I became addicted after the first episode and now I’ve gone back to watch past seasons on Netflix. Not only do I hog the TV at times, but I won’t shut up about the show.

Anyway, for those of you who don’t watch it, the gym in which the contestants work out is lined with motivational posters that display various quotes from the trainers:

One poster in particular irks me to no end. Maybe it’s just the grammar snob in me, but no saying is so motivational that it can’t be squashed by a missing apostrophe:

Your grammar is broken. Will you fix that, too?

I’m sorry, but I just can’t let this one go. It’s bad enough the error happened to begin with, but it’s been this way for SEVERAL seasons. A show as “big” (pun intended) as The Biggest Loser can’t fix a simple missing apostrophe?

13 thoughts on “The Biggest Loser: lose pounds, not punctuation!

  1. Ha ha. I would have noticed that as well, and wondered why in the world it wasn’t proofread. I think the same thing on billboards when they’re (frequently) wrong. Have we really arrived at a post-grammar world? Good grief, I hope not.

  2. On the other side of the coin, if I didn’t have spell checker, you would swear I am a three year old chimpanzee chasing bugs around on the keyboard. Grammar is not something we are born with. And some of us are slow learners.

    • I do understand where you’re coming from, but in these situations, people are paid to make sure things are written properly. It’s one thing to be a slow learner, but it’s another thing to write something in a professional sense and produce it without editing it. And like you said, there’s always spell check. šŸ˜‰

  3. I agree! It speaks badly of someone’s intelligence if they can’t understand the basic rules of grammar. I feel like it’s more accepted now because of texting, but it shouldn’t be.

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