Wednesday, March 04, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Dodgers.com Commits Grammatical Gaffe

Dodgers.com actually wrote "agreed in principal" rather than "agreed in principle." What a laugh!

It's a pretty common mistake, but embarrassing that they don't know the different definitions:

Principal is an adjective meaning "most important" or "main" OR a noun designating "the main or chief one." Thus, the principal sum of money on which one draws interest is the principal, and the principal person in a school is the principal.

Principle can never be an adjective, and that is where most people err. It is a noun only. referring to a fundamental law or concept or to a code of conduct, often used in the plural, as in "moral principles." Once we grasp this principle, we are less likely to confuse these words.

What a goof!

Admittedly, our well has run dry of Dodgers news right now, so you take content where you can.

3 comments:

Eric Karros said...

Dude, why are you posting about a grammatical gaffe? It's like you don't even realize Xavier Paul singled AGAIN to raise his average to 0.333.

Alex Cora said...

I guess he has to goto the principal's office, or the principle's office...no wait...ugh, I'm confused.

Neeebs said...

Remember the good old days when EK agreed with Neeebs that we need to be done with this Manny monkey business?

I like this lineup.

Pitching????????????? We'll see.