You should know this about Pilates

How did I know that Ellen Barrett’s name was mangled in this photo caption on Yahoo! Shine?

Pretty simple: I looked at the photo!

And how did I know that Pilates is a proper noun? I’m smart. And I Googled it! 

Anyone with an eighth grade education could spot the misplaced correlative conjunction either…or, and anyone who can read can see the “typo” in 20-minutes:

Maybe it takes a more careful eye to see the missing hyphen in three-trainer, three-part, and high-intensity and to work out that workout is wrong:

I guess if you don’t know that Pilates is named for its founder, Joseph Pilates, you’d think it was a common noun and always spell it with a lowercase P:

But I’m thinking if you didn’t know that basic fact, maybe you shouldn’t be writing about yoga.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: