Tuesday, August 12, 2008

TO/TOO/TWO TUESDAY for August 12, 2008

I'm not sure which is scarier--the homonym error (it should be you're, not your!) or the fact that "Brit-Brit" (just typing that made me grit my teeth a little bit...) is going to be giving anyone "mommy tips." Unless said "mommy tips" are part of a long list of what not to do when raising a child, I'm going to say that that is more terrifying than the homonym error. And that says a lot, 'cause homonym errors can be totally frightening sometimes. But it's the lesser of two evils in this case...

Gracias to MAGGIE, our lovely GOSSIP GODDESS, for finding this one!

4 comments:

Dave said...

I didn't know Dr. Spock wrote baby books? Thats scary. He's not even human...Clearly Spock (or the author of this article) needs to realize that there are vast cultural differences between human infants and..I dont know what you'd call them spocklets? As for the homonym error thats bad enough but look what comes after it "you don't need no book". Huh?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha...it's a *different* Spock. I think one's a Dr. and one's a Mr. Not sure which is which, as I was never a Star Trek fan. (Any Trekkies out there who can lend some insight?) :)

I was so blinded by the homonym problem that I didn't even see "you don't need no book." Yikes!

TootsNYC said...

Actually, what's scary is that someone thinks 1946 or later qualifies as "the good ol' days," and that they think somehow it's NEWFANGLED?? to get parenting and pregnancy advice from one's family.

I got news for that person--in the TRUE good ol' days, new parents sat down w/ their big sisters, moms and grandmas to get parenting advice.

And Dave, the Star Trek character is MISTER Spock. You truly haven't heard of Dr. Spock? Time to get some pop culture. Per Wikipedia: "Spock's baby book was a perennial bestseller. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it outsold all other books in the Nonfiction category except the Bible. "

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hey, Toots! Clearly whoever wrote that little blurb was a young'un...and was possibly on crack at the time he or she wrote it!

Dave was kidding about the Spock thing, by the way...I know him (and his sense of humor) quite well, so when I saw his comment I was pretty sure he was being silly/sarcastic (and have since confirmed that with him). ;) Also, thanks for answering my question and clarifying which Spock is which!