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Correct Me Not

There’s no official Share Your World this week as Cee is taking a little holiday, so I thought I’d publish a little story that I wrote last week. I was thinking about all the words and phrases we say which aren’t technically correct (but usually sound better), and how some (most!) people really don’t like to be corrected 🙂

 

“Goodness, David, did you see that falling star? Quite a phenomena!”

Phenomenon, darling.”

“What? Fine. Anyway, it seems we see less phenomenons like that every year.”

“Oh, good god. Fewer phenomena.”

“Gahhhh!”

A few days later…

“…as we gather to say goodbye to our dear friend and parishioner David who somehow tragically stabbed himself in the back while clipping his toenails…”

After the service…

“A beautiful service, Vicar, thank you. Oh, will you just look over there. A paparazzi. Disgusting. Don’t they have anything better to do than hang around at funerals?”

Paparazzo, madam. There is only one, therefore the singular form.”

“Gahhhh!”

A few days later…

“… as we gather to say goodbye to our dear friend and vicar who somehow tragically drowned himself in the sink while washing the dishes…”

 

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  1. August 5, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Nice one! XD

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  2. August 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Well related. However, this lady doesn’t take corrections very well, does she? 😉

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    • August 5, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      She doesn’t. Best to watch your words around her, or better yet, keep quiet 🙂

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  3. August 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Like I used to tell my English teacher, a little bad grammar never killed anyone. Good grammar is obviously a hazard to your health…

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    • August 5, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Better to get a bad grade than somehow accidentally run yourself over while washing your car…

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  4. August 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    HAHAHA! Hilarious! (Or is it hilarieaux?)

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  5. Lyn
    August 6, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Lerve it, just lerve it! 😀

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  6. August 7, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    That David is a bit of a pendant. Although, even as I type I wonder if that’s correct grammar. I feel this could be a series, or even a novel given the mistakes people make.

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  7. Trisha
    August 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    😂 It is annoying to be corrected but this is really taking it a bit far!

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  8. August 10, 2018 at 8:03 am

    The vicar corrected the wrong woman, and paid the ultimate price. 😉

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  9. August 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, mortality rate and spelling skills strong correlate between each other…

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  10. August 18, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Haha!

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