December 5, 2010
I’ll admit it. I’m a perfectionist. I hate mistakes. If you want to drive me crazy¹, just show me a sign with an unnecessary apostrophe, use the phrase “between you and I,” or pronounce “poinsettia” as if it had only three syllables.
¹ (As my wife would say, “it’s not a drive, it’s a putt.”)
Sometimes, there’s a sense of irony attached to the mistake, such as when the error appears in a pronouncement touting the quality of the local schools. Or when people use an erroneous understanding of inerrancy to perpetuate erroneous ideas.
Posted by Phil Wala