A little note I just sent

Written By: admin - Sep• 03•13
Dear Dragon*Con,

“Lie” is an intransitive verb that does not need an object. “Lay” is a transitive verb requiring an object.

These signs have been wrong every year since I started attending.
Attached is a picture taken yesterday.
Please, please, PLEASE fix this before next year. Dragon*Con is about welcoming and celebrating all kinds of geekery — please don’t make the grammar geeks among us feel left out!

Just not interchangeable

Written By: admin - Jan• 07•11

No matter how much you try, you can’t make this right.

Geek cred where cred is due

Written By: admin - Sep• 21•09

So last weekend was Dragon*Con, the annual science fiction and fantasy convention that draws over 30,000 fans a year.  I was pleased to note that there were very, very few glaring errors that jumped out at me anywhere on the premises.  I wasn’t able to get good shots of the one other great one I found, which was in a catalog provided by a t-shirt company, and was made fabulous by the fact that it had already been scribbled on and corrected.  So cheers to you anyway, Anonymous Honorary Red Pen Brigade Member!

But then there was this:


I just hate this error, y’all.  I don’t care if it’s a dialect thing.  Stop.

Zoo IQ =/= Grammar IQ

Written By: admin - Jun• 04•09

I saw this, and I flipped the board over while thinking to myself, “Please let the answer have something to do with eggs…”


Alas, it doesn’t.  It has to do with their liking to lie in the sun.  LIE in the sun.  In fact, the internets assure me that hornbills tend to LAY (their eggs) in hollow trees.  The more you know!

Macy’s makes me sad.

Written By: admin - Jul• 14•08


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