Sunday, December 23, 2007

Y'all are killing me here.

The word "handicap" is a friggin' noun or verb. ONLY. It is not an adjective or adverb. However the word "handicapped" can be used as either a verb or adjective.

You wouldn't make a sign saying "Disable Parking" would you? NO! You'd write "Disabled Parking".... in the same light it should be "Handicapped Parking."

Similarly one can NOT BE "Prejudice." However, one can BE "PrejudiceD."

OMG. It's making me crazy. The missing letter "D". Sometimes accompanied & preceded by his friend "E."

It's NOT "First Come, First Serve." It's "First Come, First ServeD."

It's NOT "Ice Tea." It's "IceD Tea."

It's NOT "Toss Salad." It's "TossED Salad."

It's NOT "Bake Chicken." It's "BakeD Chicken."

It's NOT "Whip Cream." It's "WhippED Cream."

It's NOT "Old Fashion." It's "Old FashionED."

And while I'm at it:
"HEIGHTH" is NOT a legitimate word and "Library" is pronounced "LI - BRER- RY" not "Li-Berry."

Whew, I feel so much better now. Thank you and have a nice day.



  • At 9:50 PM, Blogger HISPANO said…

    I like your blog. You need a therapist.

  • At 10:40 AM, Blogger HotForWords said…

    Great post! I just got into a heated argument about proper grammar and people are saying that grammar should be allowed to change through misuse, just as words change their meanings over time through misuse! But I don't agree with that! Irregardless, I'm going to go grab an ice tea and finish surfing the internets!

    (Just kidding with the last sentence, I hope you realize!)

    Your trusty philologist

  • At 8:30 PM, Blogger ROADRUNRNCH said…

    Stupid people are Happy people. It is easier to govern with fear and ignorance. Informed are harder to fool. BE Happy People,!!VOTE OBAMA!!

  • At 10:03 PM, Blogger Argon said…

    Hey wow, dude it's like totally No Brain, No Pain right? I mean like to the max, fer shurr!

    Seriously though, it's hard enough to communicate at all but if we're not all using the same rules in the same way then it makes it almost impossible if one person uses a word differently than another is used to.

    So there have to be established rules for grammar in order to get your message across and they have to be followed to be able to commuicate your ideas.

  • At 11:58 PM, Blogger ROADRUNRNCH said…

    Blogger ROADRUNRNCH said...

    Stupid people are Happy people. It is easier to govern with fear and ignorance. Informed are harder to fool. BE Happy People,!!VOTE OBAMa!! ha:)ha
    It's Rome at the end.......again


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