Inspiration for this week’s 5 Minute Grammar Lesson comes from none other than…ME!
I made this mistake on my blog a couple of weeks ago and a friend was kind enough to point it out. Thanks, Chantal!
In a post I wrote about what to eat when the pantry is empty, I made a remark about something being CHALK-FULL. Turns out, chalk has nothing to do with it (whatever IT is). The expression is CHOCK-FULL. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it, right?
I did a little googling and can’t find the origin of the expression CHOCK-FULL, but it’s clear that chalk-full is just wrong.
And there you have it. Even know-it-all, self-proclaimed Grammar Queens make mistakes!
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