The Grammar Police is Watching!
I hate the grammar police.
I know, I’m an editor.
I’m supposed to correct grammar.
But I don’t.
Unless I’m working.
Correcting other people is obnoxious.
Especially on social media because it’s so easy to make a typo.
I do it myself often enough.
I try to be very forgiving.
I saw a St. Patrick’s Day post from a public service agency.
It urged the public to “Drink Responsively.”
That post caused me physical pain.
Responsive drinking is just another name for peer pressure.
It means the exact opposite of what they were trying to say.
Responsibly is the right word.
Drink Responsibly is what that post should have said.
OK, I got that out of my system.
I need a green St. Patrick’s Day beer.
I’ll drink it responsibly.