Mighty Red Pen

August 18, 2008

Don’t take anything for granite

Filed under: Overseen,Perilous punctuation,Pop culture,Spellbound,Word wars — mighty red pen @ 5:52 pm
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This little tidbit overseen on YouTube:

Okay, various spelling (ourselves, someone) and punctuation errors aside, here’s the deal: I guess there’s no taking it for granted that people know that the expression is not taking it for granite.

You can read more about granted/granite at the Eggcorn Database or in this classic from our friends at Language Log.



  1. That ought to be an expression. It really ought to be. It’s so… so… solid.

    Comment by Nick McGivney — August 18, 2008 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

  2. “Don’t Take Yourself for Granite” would be an excellent slogan for a countertop business (or, I suppose, a gravestone business, but that’s a little morbid for this early in the morning).

    Comment by Editrix — August 20, 2008 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  3. Or how about ‘Take us for granite’?

    Comment by Nick McGivney — August 21, 2008 @ 5:57 am | Reply

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