Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0: Thanksgiving Edition
Every Wednesday, Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0 features handy tips to enhance all of our writing, from daily emails to articles to books. After all, everyone needs to write, right?
I tried to find grammar issues with Thanksgiving words, but there are very few besides cornucopia, which is spelled with a surprising “u,” and that the plural of potato takes an “e,” so it is potatoes.
When I was young, I loved the story of Thanksgiving. Our teachers omitted many crucial details about the zealousness and cruelty of the Pilgrims, and I was led to believe everything was lovely as the pilgrims and Native Americans came together for a unity meal. It’s irresponsible to whitewash history, so click here to read what really happened.
As an adult, I’ve come to fashion the holiday as a time to give thanks for what we have.
Being a writer and editor means I get to work from home, which is pretty great most of the time. The one drawback is that it can be a little lonely with no lunches with co-workers or morning conversations while pouring coffee.
That’s where you come in, dear readers. I’m so grateful for you.
The response to my resurrecting Editing for Grammarphobes has been wonderful. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series and am very happy to be once again spreading correct grammar around the Internet.
Reading your comments is like stopping by your office desk for a quick chat.
I’ve received a few grammar questions and am delighted to have helped. Please keep them coming!
Hope you have a wonderful long holiday weekend. Next week, our alphabet series continues with the letter “I.”
All the best,