Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cuckoo grammar...


BECKY, who sent this one in, says: So, I know this is probably just a reference to "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," but it still annoys me. Shouldn't it be "has flown"?

Damn right it should be. Yeah, I get the pun, but I think the headline would have sounded better--and had the same punny effect--if it would have been written with proper grammar. Not sure what's more disconcerting--that some editor read over this headline and was like, "Yeah, this is acceptable," or that once-cute Phillie Darren Daulton has turned into a complete loon with his 11:11 mumbo-jumbo. Sigh.

Thanks to BECKY for sending in this one!

2 comments:

Becky said...

Poor Dutch!! :(

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I know! Poor, crazy Dutch. :(