Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"From there to here, and here to there, crappy punctuation is everywhere..."


"There's no brain in your head,
and you sure are confused.
Apostrophes are things that
you love to misuse."

"Today you are you,
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who
screws up punctuation like you."

"If you never did [use apostrophes correctly],
you should.
Apostrophes are fun,
and correct usage is good."

I'm not gonna get too picky about the passive voice here (even though it does tick me off), but really, there's no excuse for that apostrophe error. Especially since it's on the back of a children's book. Children's books should only include good grammar and perfect punctuation, dammit--do we want today's youth to grow up and write and talk like Dubya does? Ugh.

Thanks so much to JEANNE for spotting this error!

2 comments:

Quagmire said...

Regardless of the childrens book label, I still think the Cat in the Hat would do a better job of running the country then 'Dubya' is. 'Dubya' couldnt find his own ass in the dark with both hands and a flash light..
Giggity Giggity Goo

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I beg to differ. Dubya certainly knows where his ass is, or at least he should--since it appears that his head is quite firmly and permanently stuck there!