Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Public Service

Sorry to nitpick - but I read a lot of blogs in which people refer to their families and extended family.

Something is driving me batty.

So I need to point out that if you have more than one brother-in-law and you want to refer to them as a group... it is brothers-in-law. Not brother-in-laws. The plural goes to the grouping, not their status. Brother is what is plural... not the manner in which they are related.

If you and your husband's brothers and sisters and their spouses and all their respective IN LAWS are getting together - you will be surrounded by all your sisters-in-law, fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law.

See for yourself.

Thank you and goodnight.

Since I'm in public service mode - this goes out to people who are selling sofas on Cr@igsli$t.

Please do not lure me in by describing your Modern sofa in your headline - only to show me a hideous Contemporary sofa in your ad.

That is just cruel.
Please do some research and learn the difference between Contemporary and Modern.
Just because it is not an antique does not mean it is Modern.

Modern Styling:

Contemporary Styling:

Big difference no?
Someone searching for modern furniture will not appreciate a sofa that looks like it has all the fomality of sweat pants.
That's right. I said sweat pants.
In my opinion... furniture should look tailored. At least equivilent to Khakis - not sweat pants. I mean to say, it is so casual and informal as to look sloppy.
This is one woman's opinion.
All I'm saying is .... don't lure me in with Modern when what you're really selling is sweatpants.


Yvonne said...

AMEN on the "Inlaws" thing - that drives me crazy as well. How about the people that say something to the effect of "It's Mike and I's Anniversary" that's another pet peeve of mine! People, where did you ever learn that???

Laura said...

This is making me giggle... every time I hear someone make this mistake, it reminds me of a line from M*A*S*H (yes, I am a M*A*S*H addict), stated by Frank... he was reflecting on it being lonely at the top...

"...Leadership is a lonely business. Your Napoleons, your Kaisers, your ATILLAS THE HUN, were alone there in the front office..."

whole quote appears here: http://www.toybox.ca/~suzannes/tvquotes/mash/frank.html Fourth quote down.

giggling through the rest of the day today, because of you. Thank you.

And good luck with the job. I hope you get it. Sending good thoughts your way...

Anna said...

I completely agree with the sweatpants analogy and now I will probably use that too much. ;)

I do not like sweatpants sofas either.

btw, I came over from Rocks in my Dryer, I am enjoying your blog!