Monthly Archives: October 2016

Major League Mistakes

With the Cleveland Indians playing in the 2016 World Series, a local theater showed the cult classic, Major League. Do you spot any errors in this sentence from an announcement of the special showings? Lead by veteran player, Jake Taylor … Continue reading

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Sports News

Even the most casual sports fan knows that tonight the two teams with the longest championship droughts in baseball will be facing off in the opening game of the 2016 World Series. But did you know we are making a … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray

Sometimes we tax our gray matter over word choices that seem … well, gray. (Or is it “grey”?) Let’s look at a few. Orient vs. orientate Neither is wrong, but “orientate” is more British. Here in the U.S. we can … Continue reading

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Words Matter

Ironically, although an HR firm’s online article was titled “Words Matter,” it contained this sentence in need of editing. How would you improve it? As the economy has improved there are less active candidates in the marketplace. The two errors … Continue reading

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Bridget Jones’s Baby

Is the punctuation in the title of the current movie correct? Yep. Would Jones’ also be correct? Yep. Sounds complicated, so let’s approach this in baby steps. We’ll start with a name not ending in “s” or “z,” such as … Continue reading

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