Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Straitening something out

Folks, “strait and narrow” != “straight and narrow”.* A strait and narrow path can be very nicely curvy and scenic. Thank you for your attention, and your future correct use of the phrase.

* For those who aren’t nerds enough to know, !=  means “does not equal”.

2 comments:

thesundaypage.net said...

Good observation. Thank you for the reminder.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

That's one of my pet peeves. Most of my pet peeves have to do with the improper use of the English language actually.