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Culture, The Exhibitionist When It's Okay to Correct Grammar Online

When It's Okay to Correct Grammar Online

Is it ever not considered rude to correct someone's grammar and spelling? Not in a business setting or anything, but will I come off as a dick for pointing out mistakes in an an e-mail, chat, or Facebook comment? Some…
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Music, All Shook Down Can't Get <i>Any</i> Satisfaction: A Tour of the Most Grammatically Misguided Songs in Pop

Can't Get Any Satisfaction: A Tour of the Most Grammatically Misguided Songs in Pop

Today is National Grammar Day, which means until midnight you're legally obligated to put up with the prescriptivist fulminations of that one buy or girl in your office whose knickers get all bunched when you say "15 items or less"…
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News, The Snitch Grammar Check: When It Comes to This S.F. Store, It's Your 'Goodest' Bet That We Know What We're Talking About

Grammar Check: When It Comes to This S.F. Store, It's Your 'Goodest' Bet That We Know What We're Talking About

A little while back, the grammar columnist from the Boston Globe of all places wrote an interesting piece regarding your humble narrator's lament that the ubiquitous refrain of local bicyclists, "One less car," is the grammatical equivalent of blowing through…
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News, The Snitch Giants Can't Hit, But Copy Editor Scores a Home Run

Giants Can't Hit, But Copy Editor Scores a Home Run

A little while back we wrote about how baseball fans unfazed by donning the name and uniform number of a player recently cut off the team or unceremoniously packed off to Kansas City at the trade deadline can save a…
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News, The Snitch Me Capitulate: Boston Globe Grammarian Notes That, Yes, 'One Less Car' Is Proper Usage

Me Capitulate: Boston Globe Grammarian Notes That, Yes, 'One Less Car' Is Proper Usage

Earlier this month, on the event of Bike To Work Day, we published a piece titled "Why Must Bike Activists Continue to Roll Over the English Language?" Our contention was that, while "One Less Car" is a neat slogan, it's…
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News, The Snitch Why Must Bike Activists Continue to Roll Over the English Language?

Why Must Bike Activists Continue to Roll Over the English Language?

Look, we're tickled by Dennis Herrera's photo of himself showing up to work on a bicycle today -- he looks like he's getting ready to wave a kid around third base while coaching his son's Little League team, and we…
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