Monday, March 1, 2010

Let's talk about cock...and tail!


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... ;)

5 comments:

mama grammarphile said...

Is it Hump Day already? Gee, this week is passing quickly.
*tee-hee*

Love you.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL, I wish! Then I'd already know what would happen on this week's Lost, and it would cut in half the time I have to wait to see Muse! :)

Love you too, Mom!

Rob said...

I'm guessing that is a dress resembling the back end of a male chicken?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! I like that guess, Rob!

LadyStyx said...

Makes me think of this dress, actually......

*crosses fingers the link works*