Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Not so super!

Back in the day, I was an English major. I used to sit in class with my grammarphile friends and be snarky. (I know, hard to believe, right?) During the workshop class for senior thesis papers, I gleefully wielded my red pen, scratching out comma overusage, adding much-needed semicolons, and rewriting awkward-as-hell sentences on the papers of folks who maybe should have considered being biology majors instead. Megan, who sent me this picture, is one of the folks in that class who did write well, and she was one of my favorite people with whom to be snarky.

So now that I'm done walking down memory lane, at least for the time being, I'm just wondering what exactly it is that these "super" nachos possess. 'Cause it sure as hell ain't proper apostrophization. They do not possess an apostophe in the right place. In fact, they shouldn't possess an apostrophe at all, but because of where the damn piece of punctuation was placed, it looks like the nachos ought to possess something, right?

Perhaps the nachos possess the "jalapenos cheese" with which they are topped? Although why it's written "jalapenos" instead of "jalapeno" is beyond me. Maybe it's because the jalapenos are "super" too and therefore deserve an extra letter slapped onto the end of the word.

Or maybe the person who wrote the menu is just an idiot.

Gracias to MEGAN for sending me this "super" error!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Ahhh, trips down memory lane... *makes noises like an untrained chimp* ;)

Will continue to look for more grammar fun.