Last semester on my course website, I did a post every Friday called "Fun Friday Fail," in which I'd publish something from the media that contained a grammatical error and ask the students to identify and correct it.
I'm not planning to make that a tradition on my blog, but I just had to share two real live mixed metaphors I encountered this week. I suppose these are more "Fun" than "Fail," actually:
- On Facebook, someone was lamenting that she wouldn't be able to get together with a friend: "We're like two ships passing in a port."
- At the doctor's office, a young woman was remarking on her illness: "I wouldn't wish this on my worst nightmare."