Friday, September 09, 2005

Grammar and Spelling, Part Two

~ The word judgment only has one e.

~ Quotation marks are for quotes- not to "emphasize" something or "attract attention" to "words."

~ Plurals don't have apostrophes, i.e. boy/boys, dog/dogs, house/houses.

Edit on 9/9: OK, so I put quotes around the word mama in my profile. I guess I have a tendency to do that around special terms or non-words. Is it grammatically correct? Let me know.

4 Comments:

At 7:00 PM, September 08, 2005, Blogger catlover926 said...

In light of this entry, the question begs to be asked: who are you quoting in your profile?

 
At 4:05 AM, September 09, 2005, Blogger catlover926 said...

Just thought of one of my language pet peeves: the misuse of the word myself. For example, someone says, "The boss spoke to my co-worker and myself about the Jones account." One wouldn't say, "The boss spoke to myself," would one? This is so commonplace it's ridiculous - even newscasters on TV, who ought to be experts at grammar!

 
At 8:27 AM, September 09, 2005, Blogger Skwerly said...

Ok, catlover, you got me on that one. "Mama" should not be in quotes, I guess.

 
At 9:03 PM, September 09, 2005, Blogger catlover926 said...

Actually, I may disagree with you on this quotes thing. Absent the ability to use italics, how can you emphasize a word - unless you use quotes? (I tried to use the HTML tag for italics in my previous post for the word "myself" but I couldn't figure out how to make the darn thing work.)

 

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