It’s glorious to see you again, good-grammar fans! The Grammar Cop was very diligent in amassing a mess o’ frightful flubs to present to you this week!
- They go through all the decades of reggae; they give you the whole gambit of…
- Nearly everyone on the street streaming past her is also wearing face masks.
- Kids will come in hoardes and run after the dog to pet him…
- Were you stumped? Well pout no longer! It’s an attack of wrong-word-itis: the word “gambit” is the wrong one. The writer should have used gamut. Check ’em out here and here.
- Is each person wearing more than one face mask? No. Therefore the sentence should read: Nearly everyone on the street streaming past her is also wearing a face mask.
- Here we have an example of a misused homophone. The word should be hordes, not “hoardes.” (There is actually no such word as “hoardes.” The plural of “hoard” – meaning to over-collect or stash things, or a huge collection of stuff – is hoards without the e.)
Let’s hope this hoard of bad writing hasn’t ruined your day! Take two ibuprofen tablets – but please don’t call the Grammar Cop in the morning – she sleeps in! 😁
2 thoughts on “Friday Follies #220 – Making Grammar Great Again, One Hyphen at a Time”
1-They were so busy dancing to the music they used the wrong word.
2-After seeing latest news reports, I’m thinking two masks may be better than one.
3-The poor dog barely made its escape! 😀
Your hordes of funny bits run the gamut from LOL to ROTFL! You’ve unmasked your wacky cleverness, Mer! 😀