My most recent crusade has been to right the great "then" vs. "than" wrong that so many of you are guilty of committing. The difference is rather simple.
Then should be used when referring to the chronological order of a set of events, as in
"I was reading your blog, then I realized that you were a shithead."Then can also be used to define a condition, as in
"If you don't know the difference between then and than, then you should not be allowed to blog."Than, on the other hand, should be used to make a comparison, as in
"Your use of the English language is worse than a retarded monkey's."
Now that I've cleared this up for you, if you insist on writing a phrase like, "I am older then Bob", you should have your pinky fingers removed and a dictionary thrown at your head, and if you think it's ok to use a phrase like, "If you can provide a full description, than you should know", then I'm not so sure you should be allowed to blog anymore.
Onward grammar soldiers to more fucked-upped grammatical mangling.
Today, Heather said, "Marky Mark and the Funchy Bunk." Apparently she was so excited by Mr. Mark's buffness (or something) that she botched the name of the band. What could she have been thinking? Was it, "mmmmm, he's funchy?" Or, "I'd love to get me some of that hot funchy bunk." Either way, it was hilarious to hear her say that. I'm going to refer to myself as funchy from now on. Maybe in conversation, I'll ask people, "hey, are you feeling funchy today?"
So, what are some of your favorite language fuck-ups?