Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Proofreading The World

While driving through town this afternoon, I noticed that the scrolling marquee at the bank on Main Street was advertising a local performance of that beloved children's classic: "Charlottes's Web."

Now, I understand that not everyone has the same (rabid) interest in proper punctuation, spelling and grammar that I do. And I understand that many people lack the aptitude for such things. What I don't understand is why so many of those people are the ones in charge of posting signs and notices.

Y is for You've Gotta Be Kiddin' Me!


  1. Perhaps a typo? Nah! I struggle with grammar when I write. I am constantly tapping into Grammar Girl’s website to find out who or whom, lie or lay, period inside of quotes or outside and when to use commas.
    All I can say is Thank you Spell Check Goddess. :)

  2. Maybe the play is an adaptation of Charlotte's Web, written by Gollum: Tricksy Hobbitses perform Charlottes's Web.

  3. I shudder at my own punctuation mistakes! And I make a lot. But because I realize it's a mistake (usually before I hit 'publish') I consider it a win.

  4. Your mastery of grammar and punctuation have been a HUGE blessing in my life, so correct-away!!