Monday, December 29, 2008

Origin story of this blog

I'm a former broadcaster who has gotten fed up with the bad grammar and other misuse of language on television and radio. Finally, this morning, as I worked on another blog, I realized that blogging my frustrations would not only vent them, but give others the opportunity to do so. The first post involved an expert guest, not a broadcaster, but I consider such guests fair game. They should know how to use the language, and when they misuse it, they foster more misuse, something broadcasters should watch out for; not that they should correct guests on the air, but beware of repeating the errors themselves.

Something wrong with the sense of touch? Nope

Dale Atkins, guest on "Today" 12/29/08, said: " . . . feel badly." Wrong. Right: "bad"