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.

3 Comments »

  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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