Saturday, April 7, 2007

Wrong Word

Read the following and find the error:

"I think they should leave it up, as long as it's not derogatory or offensive," said Maria, who's Riverside-area establishment is popular among Windsor's skateboarding community and has its own skatepark.
Chen & Boughner, The Windsor Star, Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007

My Intentions

I have always enjoyed the sophistication of the English language. I cannot accept poor grammar, misused punctuation and incomprehensible sentence structure, most particularly when the errors are constantly committed by "professional" communicators who should know and take pride in correctness but do not do so. They commit a constant disservice to us, their readers and listeners, and every time they do so, they debase the language a little bit more.

I cannot understand what people say or write if they do not communicate properly.

I cannot accept that the basest use of language should be the norm and I have no regrets in pointing out the errors that I see and hear. I certainly will not plagiarize any material; I fully intend to give title and recognition to all contributors.
In turn, if I make mistakes in my presentations, I willingly will accept correction.

My intent is that this blog be fun and instructive. I would be pleased to publish any suggestions submitted, as long as they meet my criteria.


Let Us Raise Our Sights

The site is dedicated to eradicating writing errors and to exploring new words which could be added to your lexicon.


Are you able to define and use it?


"I should have went to the store yesterday but I was too lazy."
What is the mistake in the sentence above?