Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Need a Laugh Wednesday: Grammar humor
Last week I debuted a new feature, Need a Laugh Wednesday. This week's theme: Grammar humor. (OK, the former copy editor in me feels compelled to state that it's really grammar, punctuation and spelling humor.)
It cracks me up that someone has taken the time to graffitically correct a graffito. (And check out Americans for Grammar for more misspelled graffiti.)
Some wisdom from 30 Rock.
The unnecessary comma doesn't help matters, either.
I could add to this: An em dash saying "Wait--sorry--in a hurry."
No visuals for this last one, but I will now share with you my favorite copy editor joke. (OK, it's my only copy editor joke.)
Q: How many copy editors does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Uh, are you sure "change" is the right word here? Because you're not really changing the light bulb, are you? You're replacing it.
(If you have a favorite visual joke involving grammar, share it in the comments and I'll post it to the Pinterest Board I've created for Need a Laugh Wednesday.)