Thursday, September 11, 2008

There's a time and a place for every word--but this article is not the time and place for some of *these* words...



Who knew that costumers were also computer enthusiasts? I never would have expected that! (Actually, I think the writer meant to say "consumers," but typed the wrong word...)

And speaking of using the wrong word, I'm certain he meant to use the word divert here instead of avert. Sigh.

Thanks to DAVE for finding this one!

9 comments:

mama gramarphile said...

Perhaps the intended word was "customers"?

sitboaf said...

I think it was probably "customers", as it simply involves a transposition of vowels.

mandyannemurray said...

The costumers probably used the computers to create robot outfits, I'm sure.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

"Customers"! I didn't even think of that one... Yeah, I bet you guys are right! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! Cute, Mandy! That would be quite amusing, wouldn't it? :)

Optimus Prime said...

Costumers are actually a secret society of little people who reside in the tunnels underneath Topeka Kansas, and who pretend to be normal sized people by donning costumes, in which one little person stands on another little persons head.

BikerPuppy said...

It's also worth noting that the author doesn't know the correct usage of the hyphen. He incorrectly omits it in "off campus" but incorrectly includes it in "computer systems." Perhaps the author should avert his energy into learning his mother tongue?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Optimus Prime, you have QUITE the imagination!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Good observation, Bikerpuppy. I think this writer needs a few more grammar/punctuation lessons before he's allowed to start posting stuff in public forums again!