Thursday, March 31, 2011

Greetings, Earthlings...



This sort of error, which MAGGIE spotted earlier this week, always irks me a little bit when I see it because it's a really silly mistake.  But more than irking me...it makes me giggle.  Whenever I see a martial/marital screw-up, for some reason it always makes me think of this guy...




Wouldn't it be fun if we could have Marvin the Martian go after the silly people who confuse their "marital" with their "martial"?  I think Marvin here would love to talk to these folks about that "extra-martial" affair.  Doesn't that sound like some sort of tryst between aliens or something?

Thanks, MAGGIE, for finding this error!

7 comments:

mama grammarphile said...

It makes me think of trysts between soldiers...Martian soldiers, maybe?

Love you.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL...Martian soldiers! :) Love you too, Mom!

Casting Los Angeles said...

Well, if you read the whole paragraph it sounds like a soap opera summary, and if I were Marvin, I would be pretty ticked about that myself. Maybe that's why he always looks so angry?

ChicagoLady said...

Poor Marvin only wants to blow up the Earth because it's blocking his view of Venus. I think he's probably 100% against extra-martial affairs.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Casting Los Angeles: Good theory! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: Haven't seen you 'round these parts for a while; I've missed ya! Glad to see you back--how the heck are you? :)

Hard Money Loans Los Angeles said...

This is the reason Marvin was never married, probably. After all, how do you not use spell-check to see if you're an alien or a spouse?