A proper noun; The name of a reputable upscale department store chain selling all of my favorite moderate to high-end merchandise. A divine shopping escape for the avid shopper.
Clarification: It's Nordstrom. Not "Nordstroms" (That was even hard for me to type.) Please refer to this shopping utopia as it is labeled by the large, perfectly spaced silver capital letters plastered across the front of every chain. Like all other proper nouns, do not add an 's' unless you are making the word a) plural or b) possessive. For example, "The best Nordstroms in the country are in New Jersey" is appropriate. As well as, "Nordstrom's lingerie department is phenomenal." If you ask me, "Do you want to go to Nordstroms tonight?" I will cringe and correct you. And my ears will probably bleed too, so just don't
A newscaster incorrectly reported a story this morning that was set at a Maryland Nordstrom. His slip-up? He called the specific store at which the story took place "Norstroms." ...Dude! You're a NEWSCASTER! You're an educated journalist. You have a TELEPROMPTER! Nothing sets me off like hearing improper speech early in the morning...
You don't add unnecessary letters to other places, so why is this ignorant mistake made so frequently with this favorite shopping locale? I may never know, but at least I can make
obnoxious generous efforts to eliminate the ignorance.
Phew. Glad I got that off my chest. Sorry if I come off as an anal elitist, but I am sort of neurotic. And I appreciate and respect proper speech. And Nordstrom.
Anyone else have a psychotic grammar-related pet peeve or am I totally alone in my neuroticism?