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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:

invoke. v.

  1. To call on (a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration.
  2. To appeal to or cite in support or justification.
  3. To call for earnestly; solicit.
  4. To summon with incantations; conjure.
  5. To resort to; use or apply

And, hope to evoke a GrammarGuilt-free world …

evoke. v.

  1. To summon or call forth.
  2. To call to mind by naming, citing, or suggesting.
  3. 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)!

Thank you.

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