Friday, October 16, 2009
Grammar and Spelling for the Weight-loss Crowd
I work with language day in and day out, so bear with me. I tend to be picky, but I also believe that proper grammar and spelling make for better communication.
Let's slim down the word "loose" by one letter: o. That way you will lose weight and your clothes will become loose.
English may be the world's most popular language, but it's not easy to spell. Spanish, French, German--all these languages have much more difficult grammar, but their spelling is much easier.
Don't ask me why lose and loose have their "o"s pronounced the same way though the words are written differently and have a different meaning, they just are.
OK, have I driven you completely around the bend? The good news is, it's Friday. Happy weekend.