Not focused enough

WOW.  Can you believe 2012 is almost over?

Wow.  That was a really cliche thing to say.  Okay, scratch that.  Let’s just move on to the juicy stuff.

In a recent issue of Boise Weekly, a local alternative newspaper, I found this:

thoughout

There’s a hidden danger in choosing a fancy shmancy font.  Although it’s not obvious right off the bat, the word “throughout” is missing an “r.”  It’s good to be financially sane and focused, but we shouldn’t lose focus on our grammar while we’re at it!

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Burger Belly Belly Burger: Or, a complete disregard for word order

Yesterday The Idaho Statesman reviewed a local burger joint that recently opened in Boise. I’d tell you the name, but I’m a little confused. The headline calls it “Belly Burger”…

But in the body of the article, the burger joint is called “Burger Belly”…

Bad copy editors! Bad!

Dazed by the days

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:

Saying "every Tuesdays" is wrong every day of the week.

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.

Someone’s having a senior moment

Terrible at spelling or going senile? The world may never know…

Wine gets better with age; spelling doesn't, apparently.

The principle of the matter

There is a job posting in The Idaho Statesman‘s classifieds for a “High School Principle.” I remember this one from high school English class: it’s principal because the principal is your “pal.” Cheesy as it is, it’s the truth, and I certainly hope one of the job qualifications is knowing the difference between principle and principal.