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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.

I had no idea that a) the main tag line of Star Trek (to boldy go, yadda yadda) was lifted from a White House pamphlet on space exploration and b) the entire sentence is grammatically incorrect. Lets hear it for split infinitives!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 10:55 AM | Tags (11) | grammar | infinitives | infographic | neat | neatogeek | nerdy | pamphlet | space | split | startrek | whitehouse |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 95 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

An illustrated guide to proper use grammatical use of the semicolon.An illustrated guide to proper use grammatical use of the semicolon.

Read over this informative post by The Oatmeal next time your thinking about adding a semicolon to that sentence. Use it improperly and an angry gorilla will come to maul you (notice the lack of semicolon in this description).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:11 AM | Tags (6) | theoatmeal | grammar | semicolon | punctuation | gorilla | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 78 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Ten words that you really need to stop misspelling.Ten words that you really need to stop misspelling.

I'm pretty sure that I'm guilty of screwing up the 'you're, your' and 'it's, its' rules on multiple occasions. My apologies to all of the English majors who happen to frequent this site.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:43 AM | Tags (7) | spelling | mistakes | grammar | theoatmeal | common | dumb | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 76 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A gallery of ten awesome examples of unnecessary quotation marks.A gallery of ten awesome examples of unnecessary quotation marks.

Any law firm that advertises your legal rights in quotation marks should automatically get a cookie. Most of, if not all of these entries are just riotous. Thank you Huff Post for making my 'day'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 1:47 PM | Tags (5) | grammar | huffingtonpost | marks | quoations | unneccesary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

It turns out that monkeys are quite capable of recognizing bad grammar.It turns out that monkeys are quite capable of recognizing bad grammar.

While that study suggested monkeys were deaf to complex communication, the new research shows that tamarins can grasp at least one advanced concept: prefixes and suffixes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:27 PM | Tags (6) | monkeys | grammar | icanhaz | communication | suffix | prefix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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