Grammar Police

“Hey, are you going out? I need a birthday party flavor.”

I blinked. Huh? “Don’t you mean favor? Flavors are something you taste.” I gave her a confused look.

She laughed. “Wait. What did I say?” She flapped her hand impatiently. “Never mind, we’re running out of time, Ms. Grammar police.”

I bristled. “I’m not the grammar police, but it’s important to use the right word whenever …”

She interrupted. “Look. I don’t have time for this. So. This is my ideal …”

I cringed. “You mean idea,” I offered.

She huffed. “WHY are we friends again?”

That’s a good question, I thought.

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This is a themed writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. The goal is to write something that does not exceed 100 words. The prompt is in bold.

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Karen

Hi! My day job is a CMA in neurosurgery.. I'm a mom to two twenty-something sons. I've been married to the same man for 26 years. I have a lot to say about nothing. Lucky you.

8 thoughts on “Grammar Police”

  1. I know flavor…favor…because favor is what we always hear….but I came late to this birthday flavor as it was, and in a rush kind of just skipped the flavor or favor thing anyway! That’s what makes this so much fun…whatever we want right!

  2. I am trying to comment on your 5k and I can’t see the comment area. Well darn…

  3. There was a guy who worked for Rod’s company in the warehouse in Memphis who could butcher the English language better than anyone on earth. He was telling the guys one day about his daughter who had just given birth to her first child. The baby was very late, and the daughter had gotten so big that, according to the guy, “they had to seduce her!!”

  4. Yes. I’m one of those annoying people who will correct you if you use the wrong word for something … I can’t help it. I come from a long line of grammar squads.

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