15 August 2012

Favorite wrong word usage of the day: Once bitten, twice shy

I was reading a story where the Marines in said story were described as "handbitten".  Um, no.  The Marines would be "hardbitten".  Otherwise, you have someone going around biting the hands of the USMC's finest and that's just...weird.

I mean, really.  Raise your right hand, take your oath, and then stick your hand out in front of you.  Don't mind the little guy coming around.  He never breaks the skin...

1 comment:

  1. LOL - I have read some doozies that I've downloaded for FREE from Amazon Kindle. Don't do it! Unless it's a known author who actually has an editor. Or you're in the mood to have a grammar nightmare.