I see this mistake nearly every day

Mr. Rewrite is in a bad, bad mood. The glue from his latest crown is setting, he just learned that his eyesight has lapsed to 20/30, he had something scary burned off his face the other day, etc., etc. So in addition to being perpetually cranky, Mr. Rewrite is officially old. Cough.

Making his bad mood worse: another sign created by professionals who don't know the difference between every day and everyday.

For the zillionth time: Every day is an adverb (e.g. I see this inexcusable mistake every day.). Everyday is an adjective (e.g. Mr. Rewrite loves everyday people. Not really.).

Here's one of a thousand online explanations to back up Mr. Rewrite's harangue.

What are these people drinking?!?!?!?


Liz Tucker said...

Some of these mistakes have become so common, they are now used more than the correct phrase. For instance in UK English(I'm not entirely sure about US English), there is no alright, the word is always all right. But you wouldn't know this from looking at how the word is usually written!

Steve Elliott said...

Thanks, Liz. Mr. Rewrite blogged on this today.