Monday, March 3, 2008

Hey, Texas and Ohio: Don't fuck it up at the voting booths! (1 of 3)

On the eve of the day that very well might bring us closure to the "who's gonna be the Democratic Presidential nominee" question, I thought I'd do a little series of political-themed entries. If you're in Texas or Ohio, don't forget to go vote tomorrow!

I've noticed an alarming trend of crappy grammar associated with Senator Clinton. The above picture contains three examples of crappy writing:

1. You can have "a foreign policy crisis" (singular), but you cannot have "a foreign policy crises" (plural). IT DOESN'T FREAKIN' MATCH. Grrrr.

2. The word ads seems to have lost its apostrophe (it should, of course, say ad's).

3. Who do I want answering the phone at 3 AM? How about somebody who doesn't repeat himself? And can we please knock off the damn echo? (Are they using Cingular for this really important phone call, or what?)

Keep reading; there's 2 more political-themed postings below, and the bad grammar keeps on comin'...


Justin on The Point said...

The phone! The phone! The phone is on fire!

Sorry, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw, "the phone the phone".

The Grammarphile said...

Your comment reminded me of that old Bloodhound Gang song, which prompted me to think "...we don't need no water, let the motherfucker burn--burn, motherfucker, burn..." :)

(Random tidbit: Jimmy Pop, the BHG's singer, graduated from my high school. Everyone who graduated from my high school knows Bloodhound Gang songs very, VERY well.)

Rebekah said...

But, apparently, the ad's narrator only asks this question at 3 in the morning, due to the strange positioning of the quotation marks.