Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Tail of a Gracious Hoarse [sic]

After taking my son to the doctor for yet another case of strep throat, waiting at the pharmacy for almost two hours to get a prescription,  and driving by a thrift shop on the way  home, I learned a few new facts.

1.  Resale shops cannot resell baby cribs.

2.  They throw them in the trash.

3.  Nice men who work there let ladies dig stuff out of the trash.  (They even help them do it.)

4.  Antique baby cribs can possibly be turned into bookshelves.  

5.  "Teams" is plural, as in "there were two teams of horses".  With an apostrophe, it would mean either "team is only", or that the team owned the only; and therefore it was the team's only something, only there isn't a noun there, so it is wrong either way. 

6.  Horses don't mind signs that have grammatical errors.  

Courtesy of Wikipedia-

The "ironic use" of sic[edit]

Occasionally a writer places [sic] after his or her own words, to indicate that the language has been chosen deliberately for special effect, especially where the writer's ironic meaning may otherwise be unclear.