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Saturday Laugh Out Loud: We Also Fight for Good Grammar

Saturday Laugh Out Loud: We Also Fight for Good Grammar

Just a few weeks ago I wrote, “One way to keep your grammar skills razor sharp (even if your motivation is to never be the butt of one of their glaring grammatical error posts) is to subscribe to several ‘grammar police’ blogs.”

Because they are vigilant in the fight for good grammar and will issue you a very public citation, as Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, a New York law firm found out this week.

Apostrophe Abuse shared an excerpt from the firm’s lead-poisoning advertisement below, spotted by a viewer during the Judge Mathis show:

I’d like to say that the kids have been taken care of, but as of this posting, the absolutely unnecessary apostrophe piercing them is still in the lead poisoning video at the firm’s site.

In other legal-related grammar news, a Nova Scotia court ruled that when you spectacularly fail in your attempt to write down an over-used pop song lyric, and end up with “You’re so beatiful” – to be inked onto your body forever – the tattoo artist is under no obligation to correct your spelling.

To paraphrase the court, “You’re, like, the author of your own misfortune, dude.”

Sources: Legal Blog Watch; Apostrophe Abuse Last Saturday’s Laugh Out Loud: Anybody Can Be A “Single Lady”

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