Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Morning Constitutional

Two moments over the weekend that caused my internal grammar Nazi to wince:

  • At the UT-FAU football game, there was a ceremony to retire Vince Young's jersey number (which wasn't actually much of a ceremony). They played a video on the Godzilla-tron highlighting some of his career accomplishments including:

    "In 2005, he led Texas to it's fifth national football championship."

    Yep - there, in probably twenty-foot tall letters on the largest scoreboard in the US, the University of Texas athletics department demonstrated that it doesn't know the difference between "its" and "it's". Sigh.

  • And then, some reporter-ette commented on Gustav's landfall:

    "The rain is literally coming down in buckets."

    Double sigh.
(The occasional Morning Constitutional series highlight episodes of public stupidity on the parts of others that make me feel smarter by comparison.)

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