Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TO.TOO/TWO TUESDAY for September 2, 2008

Good freakin' lord, who lets these people write stuff and publish it to the Internets? Whoever allowed the genius who wrote this to post it where other people could read it deserves to be smacked on the head by a giant piece of lumber. Notice I said lumber--you know, a big piece of wood--and not lumbar, which is "of, near, or situated in the part of the back or sides between the lowest ribs and the pelvis" (thanks, dictionary.com!).

I'm seething about this crazy homonym error (that the writer made not once, but twice, just in case you missed it the first time around!), but I'm even more aggravated about the completely screwy sentence near the end of the paragraph. I've had so much Amp today that I'm totally jittery and I keep re-reading that sentence, trying to make sense of it, and then repeatedly coming to the conclusion that the sentence makes no fucking sense whatsoever. And then I freak out, grammar geek-style, and want to hit something. Hard. Or go drown my sorrows in a bottle of Cab Sauv and my copy of Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Sigh.

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