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Georgia Love: Jackie O says word ‘surgeries’ IS grammatically correct

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson says the word ‘surgeries’ IS grammatically correct – after Seven News reporter Georgia Love scolded colleagues for using it


Radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson have weighed in on Channel Seven reporter Georgia Love’s leaked ‘grammar note’ email.

Love, 33, had scolded her colleagues last week for using the word ‘surgeries’, arguing it was grammatically incorrect because the plural form should be ‘surgery’.

However, Henderson pointed out on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday that the word ‘surgeries’ is acceptable most of the time.  

Having their say: Radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson have weighed in on Channel Seven reporter Georgia Love’s (pictured) leaked ‘grammar note’ email 

‘The embarrassing part about this whole thing is you can use the word “surgeries”,’ she said, before offering several sentence examples. 

Sandilands, 50, took issue with the idea that grammar is fixed, saying: ‘Can I ask, who makes up what you’re allowed to say?’

Henderson, 46, replied that not only was Love’s memo unnecessary because ‘surgeries’ is acceptable, but her email also included a grammatical error. 

The email: Love, 33, had scolded her colleagues last week for using the word 'surgeries', arguing it was grammatically incorrect because the plural form should be 'surgery'

The email: Love, 33, had scolded her colleagues last week for using the word ‘surgeries’, arguing it was grammatically incorrect because the plural form should be ‘surgery’

‘Georgia has been grammatically incorrect when she said it “snuck into our language”,’ she explained, noting how the past tense of ‘sneak’ should be ‘sneaked’, not ‘snuck’. 

The hosts then asked KIIS FM’s newsreader Brooklyn Ross what he thought of grammatical errors in journalism and broadcasting.

Ross admitted he’s not always ‘exactly grammatically correct’ in his news bulletins. 

Grammar checker: Henderson (pictured) pointed out on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday that the word 'surgeries' is acceptable most of the time

Grammar checker: Henderson (pictured) pointed out on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday that the word ‘surgeries’ is acceptable most of the time

However, he said this was sometimes done on purpose to make his reports ‘more relaxed’ for listeners.

Ross added that he’d rather receive an email like Georgia’s from someone in a managerial position rather than a colleague.

Georgia’s email to the Seven newsroom was leaked to The Herald Sun last week by colleagues who took issue with her condescending tone and grammar policing.

Awkward: Georgia's email to the Seven newsroom was leaked to The Herald Sun last week by colleagues who took issue with her condescending tone and grammar policing

Awkward: Georgia’s email to the Seven newsroom was leaked to The Herald Sun last week by colleagues who took issue with her condescending tone and grammar policing

She criticised her co-workers for their use of the word ‘surgeries’, even though this plural form is acceptable in most contexts.

Her email included its own errors, including the phrase ‘bug bears’, which is actually one word, and the irregular verb ‘snuck’, which should be ‘sneaked’.

In another leaked email, a senior reporter at Seven called out Georgia for her ‘unreasonable’ memo, encouraging the team to ‘carry on’ with their ‘great work’. 

Response: In a leaked email, a senior reporter at Seven called out Georgia for her 'unreasonable' memo, encouraging the team to 'carry on' with their 'great work'

Response: In another leaked email, a senior reporter at Seven called out Georgia for her ‘unreasonable’ memo, encouraging the team to ‘carry on’ with their ‘great work’

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