Thursday, June 26, 2008

Governmental Grammarians


Not having done much today other than read and prespire, I thought I'd treat my fives of readers with part of a placard on display in the Indiana Capitol building. You can click on it to make it big enough to read easily. Don't these people have other people that proofread this sort of thing? Do our squillion pages of legislation also have this level of accuracy? Does "centennial" really need to be parenthetically defined? So, so many questions...

In other news, I have done a bit of tidying up at LibraryThing and can happily say that, in spite of my unprecedented rate of book acquisition in the past two years, I've actually upped the percentage of books read--I'm now at almost 30%, as opposed to only 24% ten or so years ago. I plan to comment on a couple of them in tomorrow's post, but I need to let them mull a bit more.

2 comments:

Mme Darjeeling said...

Dang. Eleven millions of dollars. Gotta be more than eleven million dollars. Is that like a gazillion? Or a bunches of gazillions? And these are the people that took my job. I fel beter just noing that they cant speel.

Kristen said...

I should send you some of those "The Panda Says NO!" stickers from Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. (If you haven't read it, get a copy. It's a lark.)