Writing Glitch 947

Today’s glitch:

Don’t capitalize planet (it’s a common noun, not a proper name) or clockwise (it’s an adjective, for cryin’ out loud!).

The creator of this example ignored the existence of any extrasolar planets that may or may not also rotate clockwise, but… Yeah. Not my job to remedy anyone’s scientific ignorance, as I’ve been told a time or two. I’m just the guy with the red pen, and I should shut up about science and history and all those other things I’m not supposed to know about. *shakes head* If you want to make this sentence more accurate, though, you can just add in the solar system: Venus is the only planet in the solar system that rotates clockwise.



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 eight cats. 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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