I expect most of my readers are pedents and spelling police in some way. I am selectively pendantic. The better you write, the more likely I am likely to be pedantic about your writings.
I have a history of correcting people about correct place names, and so therefore left myself wide open to be corrected in that area. One of my little pet pedantic things is Warrigal and Warragul.
Warrigal is a major north south road in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Warragul is a town in west Gippsland
They both have the same entomological origins, that is our Aborigines' word for dingo, or Australian native wild dog.
Daniel has corrected me in the past about the word, and via Twitter I note he still has issues with the misuse of peninsula and peninsular by others.
Whatever he said, I have now forgotten. Let me refresh my memory. Right, peninsula is a noun and peninsular in an adjective. I am a learnin' already. I recall a noun is a naming word. You have big nouns, like Andrew, or little nouns, like frottage (just thought I might spice it up a bit to keep your interest). No, hang on. Frottage is a doing word, so it must be a verb. No, it is a noun. Frottage is not a word you normally use, you just do it. It is not like you ask someone for frottage.
I'm getting confused. English is really hard. I can't remember what an adjective is. Ok, adjective modifies a noun. Am I getting there?
Well, peninsula is surely a noun. It is the jutty (my country, my word) out bit from the mainland.
Does it not follow then that it should be Mornington Peninsular, where Fruit Cake lives, peninsular qualifying the noun Mornington, and likewise, Bellarine Peninsular where Sister lives.
If I said Fruit Cake lived on a peninsula on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay, that would be right. Confusing things further, is Frankston actually on the peninsula? The simple changing of 'the' from 'a' could change the spelling.
This English language learning is so hard. Can you spell out the peninsula(r) rules in one easy rule?