Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Recieving record numbers

FOUND ONLINE: We are recieving record numbers of applicants each year.

In this case, 'i' before 'e' is correct; it's receiving. And this was done on a university's web page.


It's a simple mistake and an easy one to fix.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Countless other dogs

I was just watching a YouTube video about dogs going into homeless shelters. The narrator says, "Countless other dogs made their way into the shelter that day."

No, no, no, no, no. There weren't countless dogs. Someone could count them. There might have been 14 or 85 or 285. Or 1,485. But they weren't COUNTLESS.

There were just a lot of them. Too many, but not countless.

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(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)

More blog entries by Tom Gillispie

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