grammar police pet peeve :-(
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I read a lot of blogs, both on SparkPeople and off, and I am very grateful for easy access to other people's wisdom and experience. But I just have to say it sets my teeth on edge when bloggers talk about having to "reign" in their eating. Reign refers to monarchs and their rule. The word they're looking for is "rein" in, as in using the reins of a horse to stop or control it. And it is interesting to me that I have seen this with bloggers who I consider to be polished, professional-level writers. I just don't think there's an appropriate way for me to point this out to them - perhaps if I were personal friends, but I'm not. So I take the easy frustrated-reader's way out and post it on my own blog page!
Please, everybody, when you see I've made a grammatical error, tell me. Somebody has to, since Buddy (the Chief of the Grammar Police!) is away at college and doesn't read this blog :-)