Lawyers, judges, and legislators have long been accused of not writing clearly, employing using big words when short ones will do and inventing words not otherwise used in the English language such as aforementioned and hitherto.  We are also not known for having the simplest of grammatically correct sentences, despite the fact that writing well is often the key to being a successful lawyer.

I am sure that I violate some grammar rules everyday, even though I am conscious of trying to write correctly.  (For example, I had to rewrite that sentence three times to avoid ending the sentence with a preposition).

We all have pet peeves when it comes to language mistakes.  Here’s one of mine:

AXE is a tool used to chop down a tree.

ASK is something you do when you want to pose a question.

They do not mean the same thing.

What’s your pet peeve? Maybe it will be in today’s 5-minute laugh video.

I apologize in advance for the fact that this song will be stuck in your head for days, but Al Yankovic’s parody of “Blurred Lines,” which is entitled “Word Crimes”, was too genius not to pass along.  For those of you who think you’re too old to go back to grammar school, it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks!