Wednesday, June 04, 2008

pet peeve

Why does the NYT and the AP insist on misspelling Navy SEALs? Does this bug anyone else? The editors seem to think Navy SEALs are pinnipeds and constantly refer to them as Seals. Ouch, it's like nails on a chalkboard, much like when people say they are doing good, instead of well. My husband has started calling me "Orwell" because of my habit of saying under my breath, "or well" when people misuse the word good. He claims it is perfectly correct to use the word "good" as long as it is modified by "pretty" and you add a slight twang to your voice.

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