01 June 2008
This is another link-based post today, as one of my plans for quickie weekend posts. I think after reading this one, you'll totally agree that I don't need to say too much more than it's about dang time:
Taxi driver banned from driving... because he can't use apostrophes
Like you, certainly, I've unwillingly tolerated people and their flagrant abuse of grammar for way too long.
But Dan, you may say, what does apostrophe use have to do with driving a cab?
But naive fool, I might say, what does it have to do with anything else in life?
And the answer is: everything. Because I said so.
And someday soon, I hope to find this headline:
80% of America permanently deprived of liberty... for not knowing the correct use of "it's"
I think "its"* only fair. How else will they learn?
* I actually shuddered when typing this-- I couldn't be as dry as I usually would and just leave it without quotes. Because I just can't.