Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pet Peeve No. 28

Belgium is a country.
Belgian is an adjective.

Therefore, if you're describing endive or ribbons or whatever, you call them Belgian, not Belgium. For example, Jean-ClaudeVan Dam is not a Belgium actor; he is a Belgian actor.

(My aunt, an educator, who lived in Belgium as a young woman and later in retirement, approved this message)

2 comments:

  1. It s not a frogggg it s a French..

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  2. I knew that :) ...
    pet peeve for me: when people say ongions instead of onions and punkin instead of pumpkin..

    *sigh* we are so human

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