Who woulda thunk it!? There it is, right on Yahoo! Shine: Anything that is negotiable is — wait for it — negotiable! Yes, everything negotiable is negotiable, except for school administrators:
It’s fairly obvious that the writer doesn’t know the difference between a principle (which is a basic truth, law, or assumption) and a principal (which is someone or something with the highest rank, like a school administrator). You know what else is obvious? That the writer didn’t do a spell check, because even the crappiest spell checker would find this repeated word:
(Some writers don’t know that if the words within parentheses are a complete sentence, then the ending punctuation belongs inside the parentheses, too.) Oops, here’s a misplaced period:
And here’s another homophonic horror: The possessive pronoun its instead of the contraction it’s:
It’s getting more obvious that the writer doesn’t know when to use an apostrophe, because she missed one here, too:
Pronouns are pesky little things, aren’t they? They generally have to refer to a noun, and when they don’t, they just don’t make a lot of sense:
Is it asking asking too much that a professional writer proofread her work or at least use a spell checker?