The minivacation roars on, the end is in sight, fresh posts tomorrow! Meanwhile, another rerun? Yikes - this, from 2008, already!
I am! I sent a photograph to a blog called The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, and blogging star Bethany Keeley used my submission today:
which is, to me, a nice thing. Glad to see there are still a few finicky grammarians out there, and people who actually take the time to notice bad grammar, stilted constructions, and misspellings / improper usages.
If you see enough sentences that say, for example, "Your going to be in like so much trouble with your friends because there not going to wait, they are going to the movie's without you", or enough driveway markers that proclaim this to be the house of "The O'Hoolahan's", or enough auto shop signs that tell us that "All-Types-Repairs-Mechanic-On-Duty", eventually you will just reach your "braking" point, as they say.
I once had a student tell me that a certain classmate, a momentary pariah for some social offense, was to be considered a "persona au gratin" from that point on. It's cheesy now even to bring it up.