Sunday, March 9, 2008

BSA - Babycakes Service Announcement

received with scratchy reception... "This is the Voice of America.... "

Sometime last night or this morning, you should have moved your clock forward 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time. Babycakes would like me to stress the SAVING part of that. If you say SAVING'S' - it would be incorrect and Babycakes would take on that look - the one he gets when I tell him to use the shoe cubby.

From the website -

"Sometimes referred to as Daylight Savings Time, perhaps because it rolls off the tongue better, it's grammatically more correct without the "s" because saving is a verbal adjective (a participle) that modifies the noun "time." Technically requires hyphenation - as in daylight-saving time - as with mind-expanding book or man-eating tiger."

I don't know about you, but once I eyeballed the word "participle", I suddenly didn't care anymore.

Babycakes also said he would like me to expound on Smokey Bear. Apparently, it is NOT Smokey THE Bear and he would prefer it if you did not bastardize this bear's good name in his presence. The one good thing about the linked website - they don't use words like 'participle'.

Sign off...


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