I saw that on a sign on a store as I exited the freeway yesterday. At least they got the first part right: "Lost Our Lease." (Actually, very few lose leases; they just refuse to pay the higher price tag.)
Find the error in this sentence: "On July 4, 1776 a printed copy of the Declaration of Independence was presented to the Continental Congress." Answer: The rules of English grammar dictate that you use a comma after both the day and the year, and the second comma is not optional. Now this sentence: "He grew […]
Either the Curse of the Billy Goat is at it again, or my eyes were deceiving me. I just watched a clip of the Chicago Cubs’ unveiling (on opening day) a statue to the great Ernie Banks. Banks was famous for saying, "Let’s play two." Fittingly, the Cubs decided to put that saying on the pedestal […]
First, we had bloviate, and now we have popinjay on The O’Reilly Factor. The two are fairly intertwined. Here’s the definition of popinjay: "a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop." In other words, any politician or political commentator.