A capital idea!

Honey Boo Boo has been somewhere with her family and I believe it was Washington D.C. If she was in the capital of the U.S., then the folks at Yahoo! TV picked the wrong homophone:

capitol booboo tv

If they meant she was in the Capitol building, then they picked the right word, but should have capitalized (no pun intended) it.

If you’re writing about the building where a legislature meets, the word you want is capitol. If you’re writing about money, the top of a column or pillar, an asset, a city or town, or anything other than a building, it’s capital.

2 Responses to “A capital idea!”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    Somehow the thought of someone (or something) named “Honey Boo Boo” having anything of import to relate sends the mind reeling.

    • Laura Says:

      It is a sad commentary on the taste of the American public that Honey Boo Boo is the star of a rather popular “reality” show.

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