Thursday, March 30, 2006

Oops, She Did It Again

What's disturbing us most about Britney Spears' wedding?

If you think we're going to pick on the cash bar, you're wrong.

If you think we're going to pass judgment for the lack of prenuptial agreement, you're still wrong.

And if you think we're going to make fun of the custom-embroidered velour tracksuits the wedding party wore, you're still wrong.

We're not the lovechild of Miss Manners and Joan Rivers, and we don't raise a fuss about etiquette or fashion. No, indeed. We're SPOGG, and what gets our thongs out of alignment is bad grammar.

So, back to those tracksuits. Our contact in the gossip business says the women wore pink ones emblazoned with the always-classy word "ho's."

While to some, that might seem like a nice accompaniment to the "pimps" tracksuits worn by the men, it's wrong, all wrong.

There are two acceptable ways to spell the plural of ho: hos or hoes. We prefer the first, because it's shorter and does not invite confusion with the garden implement that goes by the same name.

All in all, the weekend was a catastrophe for our friend the apostrophe. ABC called the Emmys the "Emmy's," as well.

Just because everyone who's ever been remotely associated with a major network show has an Emmy does not mean the awards show has gone possessive on us.

For a refresher, feel free to check out our lesson on the apostrophe.

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