Okay. I admit it. I’m kind of a nut about grammar and word usage.
One of the things I do while at home doing chores is to watch HGTV and I’m sometimes annoyed by imprecise language used by the hosts. Really? Isn’t someone listening and then making these people do a retake of the scene?
Today on House Crashers (not my favorite show anyway), the homeowners own a very large trident spear.
I don’t know why; they have weapons and a goat. To each his own.
What really bothers me is that the host keeps calling it a triton.
Yeah — even my spell check doesn’t like that.
Just so we’re clear, Poseidon, the god of the sea, carries a trident. So does his son, Triton.
But I’m pretty sure you already knew this. After all, you read and write. A lot.
I think the moral of this story is that I watch too much television, but I’m willing to put up with a few petty annoyances to keep my brain occupied during mind-numbing ironing.
Why I’m ironing my pillowcases is a story for another day of Retirement 365.
Thanks for listening while I rant. 🙂 And don’t forget to visit my other blog, Got My Reservations.