Monthly Grammar Post/Rant
2. A CD reader recently sent an email to correct my recent post titled "Quote of the Day," which should be "Quotation of the Day." According to traditional grammar style guidelines, "quote" is a verb and "quotation" is a noun, so it should be "Quotation of the Day," although there does seem to be some flexibility on this rule. But I'll go with the traditional rule from now on, I notice that's the grammar rule Don Boudreaux follows on Cafe Hayek for his frequent daily quotations.
3. And here's a brand new collection from the CD comments section of the most common grammar/spelling/punctuation mistake in the English language:
a. That was a far steeper loss than the rest of the U.S. population, which saw it’s income drop by less than half that.
b. .....pay full rate at a top firm or takes it's chances with.....
c. I wonder if WalMart offers health insurance to it's employees in Canada or not.
d. I noticed you recently blogged about alcohol and it's negative effects and I thought you might be interested in this book.
e. A recent article shows how hard it can be to unwind so-called “green” programs, even when it’s failings are manifest.
f. Somewhere along the line government became it's own self serving entity.
g. People who read this blog would have taken the time to see the original speech in it's entirety.
h. My issue here is a term used to define a corporate strategy is being stretched to it's breaking point.