I was in Trader Joe's this morning to pick up their excellent orange juice and Turbinado sugar.
Big bummer…Turbinado sugar has been discontinued, I was told. Damn…one of my major reasons for shopping there.
But I managed to find some grammar humor in the disappointment. The shelf with bags of popping corn had a sign that said "Poping Corn". The price of the corn couldn't have compensated for the misspelling.
So I asked one of Trader Joe's delightful store people if she had tasted the "poping corn". She expressed immediate surprise, but checked the shelf sign to understand what I was talking about.
I explained that I have a blog with my name Grammar Nazi…involving grammar, spelling, and punctuation. She understood completely; and offered her #1 grammar offense…"irregardless".
I think we have a new friend for RedPencilworks.