CATCH PHRASE: Up your intelligence and don’t get lackadaisical with language
Youths, school may be out for the summer, the weather may be infernal, but this is no time for brain melt.
In fact, we address this not just to the youths, but to everyone: Grammar Grouch is on the prowl.
Yes, everyone’s favorite curmudgeon (though, if being a warrior for the excellent and proper use of language is curmudgeonly, then fine) has decided it’s time, in these languid days of late spring and summer, to take a stand for Respecting the Language.
Beyond the terrible misuse of words when they’re printed on the seats of pants and shorts — a terrible, terrible thing — are the common culprits, the fingernails on chalkboards, the “supposably” and “irregardless.”
Sure, lazy days might seem like they call for lazy language, but they don’t! Herewith, in a handy word cloud, are the culprits that must be stopped!