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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Criminal Sentence 138: Baby Jesus Is Nowhere in Sight

An error I come across a lot:

"Wanted: Marketing Manger"

I've trained myself to do a double take whenever I see the word "manager" because sometimes a "manger" wants to slip in. Although it is the Christmas season at the moment, marketing pieces don't usually need to involve mangers.

2 comments:

reechard said...

Hey there, Grammar Girl!

I'd like to share a pet peeve that I seem to run across frequently: "loose" vs. "lose," when one "o" is needed, two are used, and vice versa. Aaaargh!

Keep up the excellent work! I've been known to point bloggers with grammar deficiencies at your content.
-Richard Walker

reechard said...

I'm sorry Bonnie! I know you aren't the same person as Grammar Girl... but I've managed to confuse the two of you.

Pardon my aging gray cells :-)