Being the grammar, punctuation, and spelling Nazi that I am, I am constantly finding other people’s writing errors. I’m quite tiresome about it, I’m sure, but honestly, I can’t help it! About the only thing I can do is to not mention it … much. It’s often not that big a mistake, but it’s hard for me to just let it go and say nothing.
It’s REALLY REALLY hard when it’s something that another teacher at my school has done and has put on display:
I mean, that sure looks like a butterfly, doesn’t it? In fact, I don’t believe that there’s any doubt whatsoever that there is a beautifully coloured butterfly affixed to the wall. It is very definitely a butterfly, no question. It is not a pretend butterfly, it IS a butterfly.
So why the quotation marks???
That is all.