Posted by James Briggs on May 17, 2002
In Reply to: Picky, Pickier, Pickest--What's a Pickest? posted by Bruce Kahl on May 17, 2002
: : : : : : : : This is a site 'for teacher's and students of English'. Non native English speakers might find it well worth examining (and some native ones as well!)
: : : : : : I can't help it. I drive everybody I know nuts with my obsession to
cure the world of grammatical errors:
: : : : : : : "teacher's" is possessive when I think just a plain 'ol plural--"teachers"--should do.
: : : : : : : Anybody know of a 12 step group for obsessive correctors?
: : : : : : Hey, shouldn't that be "12-step group." What keeps me in line is the thought that if I correct someone's grammar, R. Berg will correct my correction.
: : : : : Yes, the hyphen belongs there. But you left out a question mark, didn't you.
: : : : : The "English Rules" site doesn't say "for teacher's and students." It says "for teachers and students."
: : : : I see I am not alone.
: : : : And should the subject line read "Pickest" or "Pickiest"?
: : : I meant to do that.
: : I hereby declare an amnesty for the rest of this day. Or at least the re'st of thi's thread.
: Heere, heere!
I'm picky with apostrophes too - that was a slip of the finger
since I'm a two digit typist! I did a lot of reviewing and proof reading of scientific
articles in my working life. I would have picked up 'my' apostophe if I hadn't
typed it myself - such is life!
Fond regards to all you other 'pickers'. Mea Culpa.