Wednesday, March 4, 2009

HUMP DAY GRAMMAR for March 4, 2009


It's a Hump Day hyphenation snafu! MOJOE, who submitted this picture, says, "I thought the only bad girl sex in the world was on that two girls, one cup video."

Yes, dear readers, bad girl sex and bad-girl sex are two totally different things. See, the hyphen should be added into this phrase if the sex in question is the good kind of bad-girl sex (you know what I'm talkin' about). If it's the bad kind of bad girl sex, which is actually, um, bad, there's no hyphen involved. I'm pretty sure SELF means to talk about bad-girl sex and not bad girl sex, for obvious reasons.

Thanks, MOJOE, for finding this one! Now, on to the winner of last week's Hump Day Grammar contest...

First, THANK YOU to all of you who entered--I laughed my ass off at your submissions! They were all quite witty, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.

The winner of the fabulous "Good grammar turns me on!" thong is...

BRIDGETE, with the following submission:
If you're going to split my infinitive, please don't dangle your modifier.

Love it! (BRIDGETE, I'll be contacting you soon to find out where I should send your prize!)

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

10 comments:

Erika said...

Not just hump day, it's also National Grammar Day! I have decided to observe this US holiday, even though I'm Canadian :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Yay! That's the spirit, Erika! (Maybe it should be changed to "Continental Grammar Day" so that it includes our friends from Canada...) :)

Bridgete said...

Wow, I didn't even have a speech prepared! ;)

Thank you all!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! Congratulations, Bridgete! :)

sitboaf said...

Why can we easily understand the term "good girl" without the hyphen, but feel it necessary to hyphenate "bad-girl?"

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

"Girl" is a noun, and "good" is the adjective that describes "girl." In this case, "bad-girl" is an adjective, describing the *type* of sex. "Bad-girl" must be hyphenated so that it is obvious that BOTH words make up the adjective as opposed to just the word "bad."

(Did I explain that OK, or did I make it even more confusing?)

Becky said...

I wish I had those legs, though.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I wish I had her shoes! :)

LadyStyx said...

Congrats Bridgete!!

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

There's little more satisfying than a mistake on the cover of publication. Great one!