If even the news folks can't get it right, we're doomed...
It's "Joint Chiefs of Staff" not "Joint Chief of Staffs". Dumbass. Just like the plural of "passerby" is "passersby". Or "courts martial" NOT "court martials". See the principle here? "Sisters-in-law" NOT "sister-in-laws". God, it makes me cringe.
And someone HANGED himself. Not HUNG.
Here's a little tip to help you remember:
"The distraught widower HANGED himself from the chandelier, after he HUNG a portrait of his late wife up in the bedroom."
Granted, I'm far from an English grammar expert. I tend to sprinkle commas in where they feel right, since I never learned any of that in school, and when I TRIED to learn the rules as an adult, they made absolutely no sense to me. So I wing it.
But so many obvious bloopers just rub me the wrong way, like fingernails on a chalkboard. And as this is my blog, I feel free to vent.
What are your pet (grammar/spelling) peeves? Share in the comments!