Friday, July 17, 2015
Grammar Nerds Rule!
This fun story proves that people who know their grammar are not only smart, but also get out of paying their parking fines legally.
A woman was given a parking fine for leaving her pickup truck in a restricted area. The sign said those who couldn’t park there were: “any motor vehicle camper, trailer, farm implement and/or non-motorized vehicle”. She decided a pickup didn’t fit the categories and parked.
The judge, apparently another grammar nerd, agreed. He said she didn’t have to pay the fine and the sign needed to have a comma after vehicle (before camper).
Which just goes to show that grammar nerds really do rule.
The full story is here: http://www.mamamia.com.au/entertainment/comma-usage-parking-fine/
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