We all need reminding when it comes to punctuation. 🙂
‘Shell-like’ refers to a person’s ear. It has been in use since the late 19th century when the shape of an ear was deemed to be like a sea shell.
“We’re not perfect any of us. We make mistakes, we screw up. But then we forgive and we move forward.” (The Last Song)
— Movie Quotes (@filmedwords) September 20, 2014
When we are tired, under pressure or emotional, it is all too easy to make glaring mistakes in our writing. I’m as guilty as anyone and have appalled myself on occasion with errors that must have prompted my mother, an ardent member of the ‘grammar police’, to spin in her grave!
Having said that, there is little excuse on a computer when there are multifarious tools for proof-reading, whether it’s spelling or grammar. True, these tools are not infallible — I say this as WP has just accepted ‘iff’ on another post I’m writing — but it is the least we…
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