Here’s a fun game to play with people who care about grammar (word use, sentence structure and all that):
1. You hear incorrect grammar spoken, either by another person in the room or by someone in the media.
2. You repeat the thought, but with the grammar corrected. (This must be an actual grammatical error, and not just a matter of taste.)
3. If no one else in the room catches you doing that, you get one point. If others catch you, they call “correction!” and you lose one point.
Example: A news reporter says, “There’s lots of reasons why the opposition party will gain seats.” You say, “That’s right. There are lots of reasons why the opposition party will gain seats.”
Hint: When you’re playing against an experienced player, wait a few minutes before making a correction, preferably when someone’s phone is ringing, a dog is barking, and Girl Scouts have arrived at the door to sell cookies.
One other thing: At our house, correcting sportscasters will get you zero points. It’s just too easy.