First-come, First-served

Ignorant people leave off the “d” in served because they have heard the expression without trying to understand what it means. The meaning is simple. My conclusion is simple as well. Those who say it wrong and write it wrong are just plain stupid.

The first person to come is the first one to be served.

Correct spelling requires more than the letter “d” in the expression. The correct way to write it is with hyphens: first-come, first-served.

Get it!


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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One Response to First-come, First-served

  1. Larry Mitchell says:

    You know, Stanley, there ain’t many people who, you know, aks the kinds of questions you, you know, pose to us who ain’t exactly in the very unique position you all is in. Some of us are, you know, trying to make a living – or even trying, you know, to retire, without no needing to concerning ourselves with, you know, nitter pickers.

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