This NYTimes.com banner ad reads “WHAT DOES THE TEA PARTY AND THE NAZI BROWNSHIRTS HAVE IN COMMON?”
This is incorrect, no? Shouldn’t it be “WHAT DO THE TEA PARTY AND THE NAZI BROWNSHIRTS HAVE IN COMMON?” or keeping does but structuring it slightly differently: “WHAT DOES THE TEA PARTY HAVE IN COMMON WITH THE NAZI BROWNSHIRTS?”
Banner ad on NYtimes.com. That can’t be cheap. Maybe pay a proof reader $5 to look at it first?
Why do I care about this? Why do I think proofreaders only deserve to be paid $5 for their work, work that I evidently value so highly? Why do I care more about the grammar of the ad than its rather inflammatory content? What grammatical errors have I overlooked in my own post that will make me look even more like an asshole than I already do?
The simple answer to all of these questions is this: I am procrastinating doing real work at the moment.
Thank you for your attention.
Good night! (“Born in the USA” plays as I drop the microphone and jog off stage).