Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bathroom Graffiti Grammar Refresher

No "call xxx-xxxx for a good time" or "Waimanalo PRIDE" scribbles on this bathroom door in Moore Hall. Instead, here we find a handy reminder that seems to have been born out of some student's grammatical frustration. Ah, college is an interesting place, isn't it? :]


lisa said...

Funny. There's a typo.

Anyone else see it?

Pat said...

Thank you, Shayna. If one picture is worth a thousand words, I'd say this has to be worth at least ten thousand :-)

Samantha said...

Is it "alot" should be "a lot"?

Pat said...

Yes, "alot" should be two words. Also, there is an unnecessary period after "IT."

Notice the comma after "STRAIGHT": when you are addressing someone, a comma comes before the person's name or an appositive. Here are some examples:

1. Good work on the quiz, Georgette.
2. Look over here, you.
3. The check please, waiter.

Chad said...

Hey, speaking of commas used with direct addresses, here's a good example that will hopefully remind everyone to use them properly:

"Let's eat Grandma!"
"Let's eat, Grandma!"

See the difference? If someone were to write to me using the first one, I'd respond, "Sorry! I'm not a cannibal!" :)

Pat said...

Great example, Chad. We have to use that one in class.

lisa said...

Haha, great example!