A PET PEEVE
Read, find, identify and correct the error in the following entries.
“In fact, on Monday MPR runner Rich Ditty, 46, pulled off a 2:56:10, followed by Rob Mora, 36, with a 3:05:18 and Denis Chenard, 56, who ran a 3:11:03. Which, for those of you that don’t know times, is crazy fast.”
Kelly Steele, “Finish Boston Marathon and ‘feel like a rock star’ ”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
“Like, for instance, the entire Canadian equestrian team that won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Games. And the famous show jumper Big Ben and his rider, Ian Millar, winners of more than 40 Grand Prix equestrian titles in the 1980s.”
Ted Shaw, “Turning passion into profit”, The Windsor Star, Saturday, April 19, 2014.
I MISS PUNS
I like puns and, since I did not publish yesterday, I offer these to brighten your day.
“The invisible man married the invisible woman; their children were nothing to look at.”
“A man entered a local paper’s pun contest. He sent in ten different puns in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.”
The word for today is “incorrigible”.
What part of speech is “incorrigible”?
Define “incorrigible” and use it in a sentence.