This isn't me being a grammar snob - I'm just sticking up for the big man in red.

This has been driving me nuts for YEARS now, and I'm finally just getting around to complaining about it.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and Black Friday is the unofficial start of Christmas. And one of the biggest stars of the season (no pun intended...or maybe there is) is Mr. Claus. Santa Claus. The man in red with the white beard.

That's his name - Santa CLAUS.

Not Santa CLAUSE. That's the movie with Tim Allen that had way too many sequels.

The definition of CLAUSE, as stated by the dictionary, is:

  1. a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate.
  2. a particular and separate article, stipulation, or proviso in a treaty, bill, or contract.

At no point is the mythical, famous figure known as Santa CLAUSE. The movie is about a contract, hence the "e" at the end of Claus. Get it? Got it? Great. Don't trust spellcheck this Christmas season.


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