Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TO/TOO/TWO TUESDAY for September 28, 2010


I have a very timely homonym error for you guys today. But first there's something I've gotta get off my chest...

CONGRATULATIONS, PHILLIES!!!!

(That's one exclamation point for each consecutive year they've been the NL East champions.)

Anyway. That blogger was correct when he said the Phillies would win the division and clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs. That's definitely happened (yay!). He was also right about Halladay being the pitcher who would pitch the game in which the Phillies would clinch.

But he was not right when he said that "Rumor has it that Jayson Werth and Chase Utley were playing a mean game of Texas Hold 'Em en route to clinching a playoff birth...". Because, you see, it's not playoff birth. The playoffs are not being born. It's really a playoff berth.

Perhaps someone should hire me to teach my fellow Phillies phans about proper grammar...this isn't the only time a Phillies fan has needed a grammar lesson!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go, Phillies!

Since you will be using Amtrak to get here during the playoffs, be nice. Wouldn't want the train gods or baseball gods mad at us, would we?

Love you.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Mom! Go, Phillies, indeed! :)

Don't worry, I'll be doing my part to engage in good baseball karma. I'll probably bring treats to work during the NLDS, and I will be going out to get some new lucky red panties to wear every day of the playoffs. I'll dig up my lucky Utley socks that I wore during the 2008 World Series, too. And I'm going to be a good girl and not mock the teams that didn't make it into the playoffs (not even the Mets, and that takes some serious restraint).

Love you, too!

Cole Garrett said...

Maybe one of the players' pregnant wives just scheduled a cesarean section in October, therefore clinching a playoff "Birth."

:)

Or maybe not...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! Possible, but I think the more likely scenario is the blogger was a wee bit confused about his homonyms...but that's a fantastic theory! :)