yesterday afternoon i had the following status on gchat:
"go ahead and marinade on that for a bit"
a phrase that for a very long time has been one of my favorites.
[i started saying it a few years back upon becoming obsessed with a certain outkast song called spottieottiedopalicious. <-- you should listen to it if you never have, it's awesome.]
so the status was up for a few hours to not much fanfare when i get a chat from my sissy saying the following:
sissy: leah wants you to know this.... "tell alexa it's "marinate". lol. "marinade" is a noun"
how have i never known this seemingly simple grammar rule?
i've been typing "go ahead and marinade on that" for YEARS and no one has ever corrected me.
i guess it took leah, a very good family friend who has her masters in writing to call me out.
i'm actually embarrassed that i didn't realize that i should have been typing, "go ahead and marinate on that for a bit"
apparently you marinate(verb) the chicken with the marinade(noun).
i mean i've always been aware of the other commonly misused words like
-principle/principal (remember the princiPAL is your friend)
but marinade/marinate? nope, no clue - did you know better?
the shame, THE SHAME.
i want to wish happy birthday to my newly employed love MAXIE who knows all the spelling rules.