February 10, 2010
?Wrong. adj. contrary to fact, reason, some set standard, etc.; incorrect; inaccurate; false.? Of all the words I deal with as a grammar columnist, ?wrong? is the one I keep coming back to. It?s the standard by which all the other words and phrases are judged. And it?s the one word I can?t make peace with. That?s because about nine out of 10 reader e-mails I receive hinge on the idea of wrongness. And it?s an idea that, usually, I just can?t nail down for them. Take for example an e-mail I got from Jim in Burbank.
August 19, 2009
Menu from today through Aug. 25. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. daily at: ? Adult Recreation Center 201 E. Colorado St. Glendale (818) 548-3378 Pacific Park Community Center 501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale (818) 548-3775 Sparr Heights Community Center 1613 Glencoe Way Glendale (818) 548-2187 TODAY: Turkey club sandwich, potato salad, tomato rice soup, citrus cup, and two raisin cookies or fruit. THURSDAY: Meatloaf with Spanish sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, cucumber and tomato salad, wheat bread, split pea soup, and vanilla ice cream cup. FRIDAY: Garlic buttered fish or roasted chicken, roasted red potatoes, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, wheat bread and lime fruited gelatin.