19 hours ago
Monday, March 1, 2010
In order to be a good, nitpicky Grammarphile, you've gotta be really, really observant. Sometimes the tiniest little things make for the most hilarious mistakes. Like, you know, a teensy-tiny little space being somewhere that it shouldn't be.
I read the beginning of this article and thought, "Hey, does the word cocktail have a space in there?" I put my nose up really near the computer screen, staring intently, trying to gauge if that was really the case. Then I highlighted and copied the text into a Word document and found that yes, indeed, there is a space there. And there shouldn't be one! Cocktail is one word, not a two-word phrase. And I think cocktail is probably very, very different from cock tail...
So, dear readers, let's start off the week by coming up with funny explanations as to what a "cock tail dress" is... ;)