Grammar-Time!

May 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm 10 comments


YAY! A fun little quiz for a Tuesday afternoon!

Q: What is wrong with the graphic emblazoned on this free-shirt from a recent heath fair?

Planet Fitness T-shirt

 A: If you can spot it (or them???) — I just might send you this puppy …

 

 

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Seems simple enough … Obama’s Uncle was a Commie?!?

10 Comments

  • 1. greeneydgrrl  |  May 27, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    “Judgment” is spelled wrong.

  • 2. Dan  |  May 27, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Judgement is a very common alternative spelling for “judgment” — I wouldn’t use it myself, but I’m not sure that it’s “wrong.” Most dictionaries should have it.

    However, for the sake of clarity it’s customary to use a hyphen in compound modifiers, e.g. when two or more adjectives are modifying a word. So you’d write “free shirt” but “judgment-free zone.”

  • 3. Type Writer  |  May 27, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    It’s the punctuation-free zone 🙂

  • 4. lifeisacookie  |  May 27, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Free-shirt was my spin on T-shirt 🙂

    Are these your final answers?

  • 5. Type Writer  |  May 27, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Here’s the part where Cookie channels the Copy-Editor Spirits and makes us look stupid 🙂

  • 6. lifeisacookie  |  May 27, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    See — that’s the really cool think about grammar (English grammar anyway.) … it’s actually NOT written in stone! Cool but geeky peeps gather and update the shit every year. NEATO!
    Correct once does not correct forever make.

  • 7. Type Writer  |  May 28, 2008 at 3:22 am

    Umm, technically, Cookie, you never told us if we were right or not. How are we supposed to learn? Or get a free-shirt? (Not that I’m looking to go down Memory Lane 🙂 )

  • 8. lifeisacookie  |  May 28, 2008 at 10:52 am

    You are correct TypeWriter …
    There were two correct answers …
    1. Judgment is spelled without an e.
    Dan is technically correct that the word does show up in older dictionaries as being acceptable with the ‘e’ but try that shit in publishing circles and you’ll quickly learn it’s actually, well, not. 🙂
    Standard editing tests feature the word as it’s a favorite to trip up newbie eds.
    2.) And on point two — judgment free is a compound modifier (or compound adjective or phrasal adjective if ya wanna get picky) and, as such, would be hyphenated.

    Technically I do believe Dan takes the prize on those two counts, although greeneyedgirl was first … so who gets the fugly shirt resting comfortably on my dresser?
    Wanna draw virtual straws?

  • 9. Type Writer  |  May 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    how ironic that we were critiquing a t-shirt with the words “judgement free zone” emblazoned on the front? 🙂

  • 10. lifeisacookie  |  May 28, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    touché, good fellow … touché


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