Mighty Red Pen

July 21, 2007

A lil’ bit of this, a lil’ bit of that

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Pet peeves,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 6:56 pm

Thanks to Danny, who wrote to share his thoughts about the Comedy Central show, Lil’ Bush.


He writes, “By putting the apostrophe after ‘Lil’ rather than in the middle (as ‘Li’l’), they must be paying homage to Swift and making a contraction out of Lilliputian, because it’s hard to get from ‘Little’ to ‘Lil” by just taking letters off from the end.”

Right on, Danny. Either that, or Comedy Central is getting its grammar tips from Lil’ Kim.

Can’t get enough of apostrophes gone wild? Check out Apostrophe Abuse.


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