Thursday, May 12, 2011

When you don't sleep... spend a lot of time thinking weird, unimportant thoughts. Namely how much I hate the blatant misuse of the words 'sell' and 'sale'. Now, I do not know all the word-for-word grammar rules about prepositions and nonessential clauses and inverted quadrupeds (the way Joe does) but I do know that there are a lot of people out there who apparently do not know what these two simple words mean.

For example, if you are a sales rep you do not sale your product. The word you're looking for is 'sell', conveniently located right there in the English language, waiting for you to use it.

Alternately, all you sells reps, your product or house or item on KSL Classifieds is for sale. It's not for sell.

Are we clear on that? Good.

In baby-related news, he's now covered with red bumps and spots and I assume he's allergic to his antibiotic. Unless it's a reaction to his vaccinations. He spends a lot of time yowling and babbling in a complainy way (mostly to his fox toy, but also to his hands) and consoles himself by visiting his favorite boob. He also talks and complains to it.


Carina said...

If he's on antibiotics, it probably means he got a secondary viral infection because his immune system was compromised. My babies got that a few times. Usually doesn't bother them, but the rashes are spectacular!

fauxy said...

Poor baby hope he's better! And btw you don't have to be lacking sleep to be irritated by the misuse of sell and sale. In fact I believe I was discussing that same issue with Dave last week!

Karin said...

Please refer to the picture I posted on Facebook of the back window of a 1982 Ford Bronco that reads: "For Sell by Ower".