Favorite Young Man was supposed to write a guest post that I would publish this week on my blog. Have I received the aforementioned guest post?
If he comes through with the guest post, which has to do with an important cause, I'll post it on Monday. Otherwise, my series on bullying will begin on May 12 as scheduled.
Wow! I just looked for a funny e-card about a bad son, but the following showed up. Do you see the error? I don't know why everybody doesn't hire me so they can avoid these embarrassing mistakes. People who need editors and proofreaders: don't you know you can appear to be intelligent with my assistance?
Please! I beg of you: tell me you can spot the error.
Infinities of love to everyone except Favorite Young Man (my love for him is a wee bit limited right now),
Should be "whose mother's" in that sentence. I can spot your error in a heartbeat, but I just let mine slide through! I hate that about me. It is so embarrassing. But, otherwise, I am a good editor.ReplyDelete
The error is the word "who's"...should read "whose".ReplyDelete
Thank you for participating.Delete
it should be "whose mother's"ReplyDelete
FAVORITE YOUNG MAN! Turn in your homework! I want to hear from you. Everyone is happy when the mother is happy. Don't you know that?ReplyDelete
Oh. And have a pleasant day.
who's hit me right between the eyes. Obviously written by someone younger than snot.ReplyDelete
I am older than snot.Delete
Don't be too harsh on your FYM. Maybe he was busy. I, too, cringe at so many mistakes. The one that bugs me the most is the misuse of "----- and I." How many times do people begin their sentences with "me and ----"? And then write " they went there with ---- and I." Didn't anyone learn anything from English teachers? (sigh) Linda@Wetcreek BlogReplyDelete
FYM is always too busy, busy drinking and carousing and being admired by women. I thought people learned from English teachers in the past, but I've been proven wrong. Now, most schools don't allow teachers to give lessons on grammar.Delete
I'm sure he's going to come through. In the meantime, the error was so glaring I couldn't read the rest of the message. Argh.ReplyDelete
I wish I were as sure as you are.Delete
Practical Parsimony got them both! I may miss a lot of errors but some jump out at me. These were like little jumping beans--LOL! ;)ReplyDelete
YOU are like a little jumping bean!Delete
What they said. There was a sign up at the local store advertising "Mum's" for sale. Naturally, I took a picture, posted it, and captioned it, "The word?"ReplyDelete
Those pesky little apostrophes.
Mum is for sale? I'm sure a lot of children would like to sell Mama when she's in a bad mood. I like this one even better: Mum is potted.Delete
I got so distracted by the error, regardless of WHOSE it was, that I couldn't even find the rest funny!ReplyDelete
Nothing else was funny so you didn't miss anything.Delete
Crap. You already published replies with the correct answer, "whose" instead of "who's." But I knew it, too. Really. :)ReplyDelete
I know you knew.Delete
Of course I can spot the error.... Who's should be whose, and Mothers should be mother's.ReplyDelete
I don't blame you for freaking out over this... there's not one but TWO!
Have a great weekend, Janie!
I called it one error because they were together and because I'm tricky like that. I hope you have a great weekend, too.Delete
I spotted it, even though grammar isn't my strong suit.ReplyDelete
Grammar isn't your strong suit? Then who proofs your posts? I rarely notice an error in your writing, and when I do, it's very small.Delete
It should be "whose mother's," but of course I could have cheated since there are so many correct answers above. However, for a second language, I'm handling it pretty well, except for those commas!!! And yes, Ms. Grammar Police, I do know that ! only happens once, no matter what!! Happy Mother's Day, and I am looking forward to the series on Bullying, since it is a matter close to my heart.ReplyDelete
I've never noticed that you have a problem with commas. Franklin wants to remind Samson to tell you Happy Mother's Day.Delete
Yep, should be 'whose' clearly. Honestly ...ReplyDelete
I got them both!ReplyDelete
Good girl. That's a good girl. Oh, very good girl. Oops! I forgot you aren't one of my cute little pets.Delete
"Who's mothers"? Pathetic!ReplyDelete
Happy Mother's Day, Janie!
I love those cards. I think they're very funny, but they quite often have punctuation errors.ReplyDelete
I'd love to appear to be intelligent. Right now I look super smart. I need to tone down my act....ReplyDelete
You don't wanna be too smart for your own good.Delete
Well of course I noticed the error because I went to school when these things were still taught.............lolReplyDelete
Education has certainly changed.Delete