Slow news day? Let’s let aside the whole “Web 3.0” vs. “2010 Web” Debate. They’re all just terms after all, right? Let’s focus on something a little more important, like the fact that an established journalist like Kara Swisher can’t use correct grammar in her titles. Let’s look at the definition of “Wronger”:
“One who wrongs someone; One who commits a wrong; Comparative form of wrong: more wrong”
Keep in mind that the only definition of “wronger” provided by Google was that one, by Wiktionary.com, something many would hardly consider a credible dictionary. However in this case, even their definition states Kara is completely wrong on this matter.
What’s the deal with bloggers, journalists, and marketers feeling it’s okay all-of-the-sudden to relax their use of grammar? These guys all have editors that check their work, and I wouldn’t hesitate to think they have all had much more English training than I have. I mean, even Apple’s doing it – what’s with the whole “Funner” theme? Does that terminology make it sound “more fun”? To me, it just makes them look stupid.
I hope Kara’s use was just tongue-in-cheek, but let’s stop this practice. It’s simply wrong.