Defendant: Heavy.com, proud and apparently loaded Drudge Report sponsor.
Count 1: [Dropped, due to clashing style manuals.]
Count 2: Misdemeanor spelling: “tirade.”
Count 3: Exposing a large audience to grammatical mischief via high-traffic, over-glorified link site run by the man responsible for an unreadable, punctuation-free gibberish-fest.
Report: Though appearing in only one frame of an animated advertisement, the errors were egregious enough so as to draw the attention of grammar enforcement officials. An investigation was held, the page reloaded dozens of times, and upon the reappearance of the offender a command was executed so as to digitally capture the frame in question flagrante delicto.
Fine: A free Drudge Report banner advertisement. If even for 10 minutes.
“…executed to as to digitally…” etc. tsk tsk tsk
[ Miguelito has been fired. -B. ]
I’m assuming the proper construction for this particular possessive noun is “Paris’s?” Hm. I always thought it was proper to use only the apostrophe when the noun ends in ‘s.’
[ Let’s all break out the Chicago Manual of Style and discuss. -B. ]
Much as I hate Drudge, “Paris’ ” is in fact correct — per the AP Stylebook, anyway, which one would hope Drudge consults at least sometimes.
[ Why can’t the AP Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style get along? Seems the charge won’t stand, sadly. ] -B. ]
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Well, Drudge is still a weiner, so there’s got to be some sort of punishment for that …
yeah, but AP also doesn’t use serial commas.
Remember that screen grab I sent you from CNN, advertising “more hole-in-ones”? They quit running it for a while, but I saw it again a few minutes ago. I think it’s time to write the bastards a ticket.
According to my professor (an English grammarian PhD), the s-apostrophe-s is formal, and the s-apostrophe is casual. And the AP is nothing if not casual.
No one caught the superfluous “L” in “public”?
[ Hee. -B. ]
I Will Not “Support The DrudgeReport” Until They Stop Capitalizing The First Letter Of Every Word.
I think this whole thing is just a ruse to plant a Paris Hilton mention in your blog, which we all know (sadly) boosts your readership dramatically.
[ A Hilton mention does boost the readership, but also lowers the collective IQ at the same time. So it’s a double-edged, painfully stupid sword. -B. ]
As a journalism major from the Murphy School at the U of MN, I must say, I am stone-cold BUSTED!
I OKed that ad. I am ashamed. I am burning my diploma as you read this.
Has anyone ever outed Drudge as the guy who used to play Screech on “Saved By the Bell”? The hat isn’t enough to disguise him.
Has anyone outed Drudge, full stop?