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S Brian Berkun's Blog – July 2013 Archive (2)

Is "1st Annual" Cheesman Park Arts Festival correct useage?

Yes, if something is planned to occur annually, and this is the first time it will happen, it is perfectly correct to say "first annual."

This is absolutely wrong according to the rules of grammar and English. The first time you hold any event it is the "inaugural" and the next year would be the "2nd annual".

You intend for the event to take place a second time, but you aren't sure it will (life happens). You never know what might happen in a year.....safer to call…


Added by S Brian Berkun on July 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Pike's Peak Arts Festival-"That way madness lies"

Had a free weekend, didn't have to drive too far, could commute from Denver, thought I'd try something different. What is the saying attributed to Einstein? "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Well I asked for it...I know better than to mix holidays (Like the fourth of July) and art shows. I guess the only outstanding exception to that caveat would be the Cherry Creek Art Show but I wasn't invited to that show this year! (Or any other…


Added by S Brian Berkun on July 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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