The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

The pickup artist

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Yeah, so, in my office I’m the grammar geek.

As the content editor, it’s my job to make sure that everything on the website is correct. No spelling errors, proper punctuation, etc. In other words, I’m an annoying pain in the ass. I’m not really a know-it-all. I know some awesome, super-smart copy editors. I’m not one of them. I’m just really good at looking things up.

A designer shared with me a graphic he is working on for a sign for our pickup location. The sign says, “Pickup Your Order Here. Pick-up hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.”

I had to explain the difference between “pickup” and “pick up.”

Me: The first pick up should “pick up” two words, because it’s a verb. The second one (“pick-up hours”) should be one word (“pickup hours”), because it’s an adjective.

Another coworker: “No one knows more about pickups than Sonia.”

Me: Jealous? … And that use of “pickup” is a noun so it’s one word.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

One thought on “The pickup artist

  1. Gurl (or is it girl?), you need to edit my blog. I can only imagine all the errors you find. Yikes.

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