Writing Glitch #702

Today’s glitch:

How it should look:

The last government official on Earth, a meter maid, vows to maintain law and order in a post-apocalyptic world.

Why it should look that way:

Earth, when it refers to the planet/world rather than dirt/land, should always be capitalized.

On the other hand, meter maid should not be capitalized.

Since law and order is a commonly used phrase, it’s highly probable that order is the word missing after law and.

(WordPress’ spellchecker wants me to replace maid with made. *shakes head*)

 

 

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About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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3 Responses to Writing Glitch #702

  1. Is the meter maid’s name Rita?😀

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