Grammar Police got arrested yesterday! The charge was improper word use, of all things.
We had just received a refund from the IRS, we must have been operating while intaxicated.
Citation detail: using “invoke” when we should have used “evoke.” (See: Headlines)
Arresting authority: Motivated Grammar
Our sentence: community service …
We do, hereby, invoke the mercy of the court:
- To call on (a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration.
- To appeal to or cite in support or justification.
- To call for earnestly; solicit.
- To summon with incantations; conjure.
- To resort to; use or apply
And, hope to evoke a GrammarGuilt-free world …
- To summon or call forth.
- To call to mind by naming, citing, or suggesting.
- To create anew, especially by means of the imagination.
We will, however, continue in our present duties and shameless promotion of proper grammar (with your help)!