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:
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!
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.
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.