Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lot’s and lot’s

I was exchanging IMs with someone this morning and realized belatedly that I had written lot’s for lots.

I hate the way such crap has insinuated itself into my unconscious. It seems to be happening increasingly. Frequent reading of other people’s grammatical transgressions is damaging my brain circuits!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was it in the context of "Lot's wife?"

David said...

No, unfortunately it was in the context of "large amounts of".

Pat said...

As in, "Lot's wife had large amounts of sodium in her system?"

David said...

Thanks (thank's!) for trying to save me from myself. :)

TGirsch said...

You could report yourself to the apostrophe police...

Thedailyreviewer said...

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Cheers!

Angelina...

Natasha Fondren said...

The more I write, the more stupid mistakes I make, like "hear" for "here" and the like. Of course, I know the difference! Just today, I caught myself writing "phew" for "few." Huh? Sheesh, LOL!

David said...

But there's always that fear that someone will read it and think you really don't know the difference.

kristentsetsi said...

It's hardly the Top Horror-Novel Blog award, but...

http://kristentsetsi.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/its-never-bad-to-have-something-new-to-read/

~JarieLyn~ said...

I know what you mean. I'm always finding errors in my writing these days, and it is so embarrassing.

David said...

Thanks, Kristen!

I'll display that logo and will award it to some blogs I have in mind. It might take a day or two. (Right now I'm fretting about a contract that hasn't shown up. Or trying not to fret.)

Matthew said...

I love that misuse of an apostrophe is so terrible that it won you an award for horror. That made your interesting post that much better.

David said...

When writers see an apostrophe misused, they're horrified.