06 June 2007

Sobeit?


Okay - you'll have to click on this here image and check out the upper right paragraph headed "Seasoning". What I want to know is, since when is "sobeit" a word? It's "so be it", people. It's THREE words.

The New York Times is going to hell in a handbasket.

7 comments:

Maggie said...

Ugh. Stuff like that drives me crazy. It's like the whole "alot" thing that seems to be catching on. Sad to see that the NYTimes is going with the bad spelling trend.

Maggie (Irish Goddess) said...

Oh, that is awful. I hate inproperly used words, spellings, and the like. McDonald's "I'm lovin it" campaign? I'm hatING it.

P.S. Seems we M's are taking over the world. So be it!

Stacie said...

My junior high English teacher had a sign in her room that read "A lot is TWO words. Don't use it in my class." That stuck, and I always try to find some non-a lot way to express many, a multitude, a copious amount...

I am so glad I am not the only grammar freak out there, but I expect better from the NYTimes.

Of course, I once read a letter to the editor in which a doctor wrote in about an article critical of health care entitled something like, "If I was a doctor." He promised to respond to his patients if the NYTimes would be so good as to use the subjunctive correctly.

niobe said...

mmm....sobeit.

If you enjoy misused punctuation, be sure to check out the "blog" of "unnecesary" quotation marks (thanks, Pengo for pointing this one out) and apostrophe abuse.

mayberry said...

Outrage, indeed! Paging Safire!

NotSoSage said...

Albeit, yes. But sobeit, no. And why is that, I wonder?

That said, language is not stagnant, it evolves and "alot" seems to be becoming a part of the common usage. "Sobeit" I haven't seen until this and so I'm imagining it's either a typo or some weirdo at the NYTimes getting all mixed up.

buffi said...

That is so wrong. Seems that these days everyone seems to be attempting to drive us Grammar Nazis crazy!

But the NY Times?! COME ON!