Hey, Friday Follies fans! Time once again for another round of frightful faux-pas!
- Our knuckles can continue to grow even if the rest of our body doesn’t. Weight gain or loss can effect your finger size too.
- Social media has supercharged the propensity to regard one’s personal identity as a potential source of profit…
- GET PRIVILAGED ACCESS TO THE LARGEST COMEDY FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD WITH THE JUST FOR LAUGHS 2020 PASSPORTS
And the corrections:
- Okay, the first sentence is just a decoy. There’s nothing wrong with it. (*ducking*) The second sentence, however, contains an all-too-common error in “effect,” which should be affect, because it’s a verb: The weather affects the growth of plants. As a noun, we write: their growth is an effect of the weather. (There are a couple of exceptions to this rule, but there’s no time or space right now; we’ll get to it later on. Remind me. 😆)
- This is one of the Grammar Cop’s most maddening mistakes she sees, like a splinter in your finger, a pebble in your shoe, an eyelash in your eye… Anyway, it’s this: media is plural. So it should say: Social media have supercharged the… (The singular word is medium.)
- This abomination is in all-caps now to show you exactly how it appeared in an ad… with privilege misspelled in such an unsightly manner. Take note: sometimes a spellchecker doesn’t work when you type in all caps!
Presenting this little tableau of transgressions has been a privilege! Have a safe, peaceful week, FFers!