Friday, May 18, 2012

Today's Grammar Lesson: Misuse of the Word 'Literal' with Respect to Major Pet Blogging Awards

Incorrect usage in a sentence:

OMG and SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Our blog was just named a BlogPaws 2012 "Best Humor Blog" finalist for the literal Nose-to-Nose Pet Social Media & Pet Blogging Awards!

What I just said, in pictures:

Mom, is this funny enough for you?
How long do we have to stay this way?

Moooooommmm!!!! Tell them they can KEEP the dang nose-to-nose award!!
This blows!

Now, remove the word "literal."

OMG and SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Our blog was just named a BlogPaws 2012 "Best Humor Blog" finalist for the Nose-to-Nose Pet Social Media & Pet Blogging Awards!

What I just said, in a picture:

The Chronicles of Cardigan is a:

Click image to see the full list of categories and finalists.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go mumble a few more cable TV words.
(You do know Animal Planet animals have dirty mouths, right? Uh huh. Literally.)


P.S. CONGRATULATIONS to all the other finalists (in all categories); it's an honor (and so humbling) to be counted among you. Just wow!

P.P.S. Have an awesome weekend, everyone!


  1. Congrats!! You totally deserve it ;)

  2. Wow! You definitely earned and deserve this recognition! Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations!!! You definitely deserve it!

  4. Congratulations!
    Very well deserved!
    Kisses and hugs

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  6. So well deserved! Congratulations. Of course, if you are the final winner, you know Dewi and Jon Farleigh will want a cut of your action, right?

    Does this make you want to hop a flight to BlogPaws now?

  7. Congrats! I figure if you can make this old Swede laugh you deserve an award. (ps in this case "old" isn't literal!)

  8. Congratulations!

  9. HUGE congrats to you on being a finalist and best of luck!

  10. Thanks so much, everyone. :) What an honor.

    @Pamela - I wanted to hop a flight to BlogPaws before any of this came about, but it would be the most expensive flight I've hopped in over 20 years. (dang-it!) I will miss seeing you (and the others who I would love to meet in person). Maybe next year...

    @auntmtv - So you're a YOUNG Swede who doesn't laugh easily? :) Glad I can help with that!

    @Jen - HUGE congrats and good luck to you, too! :)

  11. Congratulations! Also, those nose-to-nose pix are beyond hilarious!


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