Mighty Red Pen

November 18, 2007

The morale of the story

Filed under: Word wars — mighty red pen @ 2:18 pm

Overseen on a t-shirt in a shop in Newport, R.I.


Okay, here’s the deal, according to Brians:

If you are trying to make people behave properly, you are policing their morals; if you are just trying to keep their spirits up, you are trying to maintain their morale. “Moral” is accented on the first syllable, “morale” on the second.

MRP suggests that the punishments continue until the spelling improves.

Hat tip to Mister MRP for the stealth heroics involved in getting this shot while not getting thrown out by marketplace security.


1 Comment »

  1. Personally I think the beatings should continue until the grammar improves. But that’s just me being a Grammar Nazi.

    Comment by Blue — November 19, 2007 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

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