With all the talk about the upcoming Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, I've had plenty of exposure to my greatest grammar pet peeve. I wouldn't even have this almost psychopathic hatred of this common mistake if it weren't for my high school communications and journalism teacher, Mr. Glowacki.
There is no such thing as FIRST ANNUAL.
The word you want is INAUGURAL.
This is not the FIRST ANNUAL Cleveland Ingenuity Festival. What if it doesn't happen next year? Won't be annual then, will it? It should be the INAUGURAL Cleveland Ingenuity Festival.
Local Media Heros
[is it just me or do all those radio sites look the bloody same?]
Cleveland Jewish News
Cleveland.com and WGAR don't say inaugural or "first annual" and it doesn't appear that any of the TV stations are covering it.