Grammar Wednesday

Mr. Chili and I went out to lunch the other day and had some (really mediocre) pizza.  The pie was huge, though, and we didn’t want to waste it, so we decided to bring it home, hoping that it would be better cold (it was, though marginally).

The box was out yesterday afternoon (we had the leftovers for lunch while clicking through various news outlets on the t.v. to cruise election coverage) and Beanie pointed out the grammar error.  Since the pizza was pretty lousy and the service at the restaurant sucked – Mr. Chili and I were the only two there, but it took the better part of a half an hour to get our lunch – I probably won’t be going back to the place, so I won’t have an opportunity to correct them.  Whatever.

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8 responses to “Grammar Wednesday

  1. I just don’t understand what’s so cool about multiple exclamation points. You’d think one would be enough!

    😉

  2. kirchy

    Especially multiple exclamations with a missing apostrophe. I wonder how many thousand boxes they bought with a missing apostrophe…. did they have proof read it first? Was there a discount? Did anyone at the printer shop realize the error? I would love to hear that conversation….

  3. Because they know you won’t believe them with the extra !!!!! Really!!!!! We swear!!!! There is an atrocious chicken tender place here that delivers!!!

  4. I’ll see you one missing apostrophe and raise you one hyphen (oven-roasted)!!!!

  5. …er, that would be “oven-baked.” Where else would you bake something, anyway? And isn’t all pizza oven-baked? Oh well.

  6. I was going to say what Kate said about the hyphen!

  7. “Where else would you bake something, anyway?”

    You can bake things in a tandoor, or on hot ashes or stones.

  8. I don’t want to rock the boat here, but isn’t the -ly-less adverb in the first line also a cardinal sin? And if it’s an adjective, parallel with ‘oven baked’, shouldn’t it be demarcated with a comma?
    freshly oven baked or
    fresh, oven baked
    Not that I really believe that.

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