Ack! I’m going to be on NPR (National Public Radio) tomorrow morning!
A producer at NPR’s new show, The Bryant Park Project (& blog link), instant messaged me on AIM a few minutes ago, wanting me to be a phone guest on one of their segments tomorrow morning! The segment will be about grammar mistakes.
Apparently one of their hosts made a grammar boo-boo this morning, misusing the phrase “begging the question.” Now they want to talk about that and other misused phrases.
Do you have a grammar peeve that you’d like me to bring up for the show? Leave me a message in the comments of this post! And say a prayer for me– I am very nervous! Eeek!
You can listen online at their website, or on a podcast. Here are two links:
I’m not sure which is which yet. I’ll update when I know more about where and how you can listen!
All I know is that they’re going to call me at 8:40 A.M. ET, and I’ll be on hold doing a sound-check for a few minutes. Not sure if it’s the live show or the recorded one, both linked above.
Here’s something I found on their site:
Laura Conaway asks: Can This Paragraph Be Saved?
With your help, maybe. From yesterday’s New York Times, on newcomers noticing the “phenomenon” of carrying umbrellas when it snows:
Yet deep down in his soul, the transplant will hold on to the notion that umbrellas are to be used only as protection against the rain, which is wet and, when it drenches the clothes and skin, makes one uncomfortable.
Sharpen those red pencils, y’all.
I like their style! This should be fun and interesting!