Monday, December 1, 2008

MISSPELLING MONDAY for December 1, 2008 (1 of 2)



Ahhhh...it's the Monday after a holiday. For me, it's back to New York, back to work, and back to blogging. And of course it's back to mocking crappy grammar- and spelling-related errors... This one comes from DANNY, who says, "This tidbit just in from our local Washington DC ABC-affiliate TV station. Oddly, it reads in an interesting way. She 'explains' it in the past tense."

Explainsed...every time I look at this crazy misspelling/typo (or verb conjugation error--who knows?), I hear Ricky Ricardo's voice saying in my head, "Lucy, you've got some explainsin' to do!" (Obviously he never actually said explainsin', and instead used the correct word--explainin'--but still, wouldn't the quote sound funnier if this was what he said? And now I've got this line stuck in my head, repeating like it's a broken record. Awesome!)

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was filled with all my favorite people, delicious food, and quality time with my favorite mischievous kitten...



"I'm in your Monopoly game...stealin' your properties!!!"

(Chloe decided that she wanted to play Monopoly, too.)

I hope you all had safe travels, fun times, and lots of yummy food! Good luck getting back into the post-holiday grind. And speaking of holidays...if you find any grammar/spelling/punctuation mistakes that have anything to do with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or any other December holiday, kindly send them my way: thegrammarphile@yahoo.com!

6 comments:

mama grammarphile said...

Even though her efforts failed to help you win the game, I can't believe my sweet Chloe would turn on me the way she did! I guess she will need a good lawyer to get her out of this jam! Oh, ok - I have decided not to press charges. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I love how little Chloe tried (in vain) to help her big sister win the game! :) If Zoe wasn't so busy hiding behind the couch, perhaps you would have had her on your side, trying to help you cheat! Such crafty kitties!

Dave said...

I think Chloe has some explainsin to do. Explainsed - You r doing it rong..haha

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha, I think someone needed to do some "explainsin'" so that Chloe understands she can't go and help me cheat in Monopoly! :)

Carlos said...

I was thinking less of a Cuban angle, and more of a deep-south, African-American angle: "I wants someone to explains this shit to me, and now!" ;-)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha! (And even after reading your comment, I *still* have Ricky Ricardo's voice in my head. Dammit!) :)