THE SQL Server Blog Spot on the Web

Welcome to - The SQL Server blog spot on the web Sign in | |
in Search

Kalen Delaney

Geek City: A Grammar Geek in the Cloud

Those of you who know me well know that I am usually a stickler for spelling, grammar and proper word usage. I may have even lost a few friends because of what some people see as obsession. I am not infallible, and I do make typos, but I like to try to correct them if possible as soon as I discover them (or as soon as they are brought to my attention.)

So now I will admit that I made a mistake in my usage of of the word ‘premise’, when talking about Cloud vs. non-Cloud databases. I was using the term on-premise as the opposite of ‘in the Cloud’, and my friend Cindy corrected me last week in no uncertain terms. So I went online and quickly found this post that proved she was right and I was wrong: 

I did a bit more searching and found that I am not the only one making this mistake. A Research VP at Gartner actually makes the same mistake in a published post:

I will admit that I find the word ‘on-premises’ awkward to say, so when I’m talking casually I might end up leaving off the last syllable.

But anytime I’m writing, I promise to use premise vs. premises appropriately.

And I expect the same from everyone else.



Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:25 PM by Kalen Delaney
Filed under: ,

Comment Notification

If you would like to receive an email when updates are made to this post, please register here

Subscribe to this post's comments using RSS



AaronBertrand said:

After hearing "ask" being used as a noun at least 100 times last week, *this* is the grammar sin you want to focus on? Ok. :-)

March 1, 2013 12:46 PM

AaronBertrand said:

March 1, 2013 4:07 PM

Kalen Delaney said:

Hi Aaron... I was only intending to focus on MY grammar sins; heaven forbid I should use my blog to cast stones at anyone else,. ;-)

March 2, 2013 3:01 PM

Leave a Comment


This Blog


Favorite Non-technical Sites or Blogs

Powered by Community Server (Commercial Edition), by Telligent Systems
  Privacy Statement