If that title looks perfectly okay to you, you can stop reading right now.
A friend of mine decided to create a line of T-shirts that lament this country’s woeful mangling of the English language. I think it’s a great idea. As a writer, I’m into words, and punctuation too. Ah, the vagaries of the misplaced, missing or underused comma; the overused exclamation and question marks — What the ????? And new permutations of words just because they look hip spelled that way! I begged him to call attention to the plight of the little-understood apostrophe — how, how, how to differentiate the possessive from the contraction? Even the New York Times can’t get it straight! Here is Exhibit A from a recent article in the paper:
“My salary was revealed to embarrass me, and there’s no one on the nonartistic side who’s salary is being revealed.”
When I was…
Ver la entrada original 640 palabras más