Published: Wednesday, March 6 2013 12:25 p.m. MST
It is to be hoped that you will learn about 'hopefully' and 'it
is to be hoped.' Or maybe not! I certainly did in my time as an English
Is bad grammer the great career killer? For many people it may very well be, but
if you’re a redneck, stand up comic it only enhances your career.
Not if you read editors' submittals of online articles. They are rife with
Hopefully, all the misguided prejudice about this one adverb will begin to
dissipate. Notice that the very next paragraph of the story begins,
"Anecdotally, I've noticed the same trend...." Fortunately, the AP
recently withdrew its prohibition of "hopefully" as a sentence modifier.
Mercifully, such adverbs need not confine themselves to describing the mood of
the writer at the time of composition. Thankfully, they can equally correctly
apply to the author's attitude about the subject.
Nobody's perfect. As long as we understand each other you'll know what
I mean. I'm O K and your O K. May be you could say I'm nobody your
nobody there is understanding. So the big question is. Who do you think you are,
Mr. Boehme wasn't very forgiving either. Thanks for commenting.
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