Thursday, September 28, 2006

Usage

Saw a sign yesterday: "Old Fashion Pizza."

OK--first I thought: "I'd be happier if it said 'Old-fashioned,' and it'd better be with a hyphen, too."

Then I thought, if it were bad, would we say, "that's bad-fashioned!"?

NO!

We would say, "That's badly fashioned." Maybe we'd say, "That's a badly-fashioned pizza."

Resolved: the sign should say, "Elderly-fashioned Pizza."

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home