Showing posts with the label grammar

1st Annual Spotting: Downtown Discount Days

Some merchants in the Elmhurst City Centre are having what they bill as the "1st Annual Downtown Discount Days" coming up August 1st through August 3rd.  Sounds like a nice event. But 1st Annual?  That's my pet peeve.  I see it all the time and don't like it.  Call it what it really is:  the "Inaugural", please?

"Lain Low" instead of "Laid Low"

Huh.  Guess I've been using it improperly my ENTIRE life?

"Visitor's" vs. "Visitors" @ York High School in Elmhurst

I was driving by the Football Field @ York High School recently and noticed some nice new banners directing people to the home/away gate.  The problem?  See that big black space between the 'r' and 's' in "Visitors"? Looks like someone didn't get A's in grammar because they've used some tape to black out the apostrophe. And these folks are teaching our youth!  Ha! (I should note...that if you read this blog a lot, I often-times make typos/ might be thinking that maybe I shouldn't be calling them out? Too bad for you!)