Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Private Life of Grammar Commando

The Grammar Commando passed a semi on the freeway yesterday. On the back of the brightly painted and embellished tractor was the lettering:

"Don't you think my tractors' sexy?"

"Not with a misplaced apostrophe, it's not!" Grammar Commando thought.

(The phrase, intending to abbreviate "tractor is," requires an apostrophe where the missing letter is, not tacked at random on to the end.)

What does Grammar Commando find attractive? Good grammar, of course. It was one of the first things she noted about DOB--his fine grasp of English grammar, even in the free-wheeling world of instant messaging. Although he confesses that he had trouble with "it's" and "its" until GC cleared it up. But he cared. That was the main thing.


Wendy from Zoom said...

Does the Grammar Commando have Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation on her reading list?

Steve said...

Wendy, that would be pandering to the lowest common denomination.

GC, take a whack at that one!

Queen of Carrots said...

I don't have it on my reading list because it's already on my bookshelf! (And actually read--not, I admit, always correlating.)

Steve, that's just awful.