Saturday, July 7, 2012


On the latest episode of Aaron Sorkin's new series Newsroom, a character asks why his written word "which" had been changed to "who" in his script, and another character answered, matter-of-factly, "Because you were referring to a person, not a thing." I CHEERED!

Recently, in Fayette County, I have heard:

CONCRETE used for CEMENT (Cement is that gray stuff used to make the hardened concrete.)

FARTHER used for FURTHER (Farther refers to a physical distance and further doesn't.)

TOWARDS used for TOWARD (No "s")

ANYWAYS used for ANYWAY (No "s")

ITS/IT'S an acquaintance continually misuses ITS for IT'S in writing.


I have heard several people say SUPPOSEBLY rather than SUPPOSEDLY!

I received an e-mail recently and the person wrote: "they are suppose....". I hope it was a typo.

HOPE? That brings me to the misuse of the adverb HOPEFULLY!

Recently, a person ended a sentence with the word "hopefully". Of course, using, "I would hope." "it is hoped" or "one would hope." would have been correct.

I no longer offer suggestions to people but I HOPE that people will correct my errors (Norman, i.e.).

Please see the attached: HOW TO USE HOPEFULLY

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One can only hope!