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Category Archives: Humor
For want of an apostrophe…. And a period.. Nit-picking, perhaps, but if they could get it right for “woman’s,” then why not for “man’s?” Details do matter. (By the way, what does Princess Anna from the Disney movie Frozen have … Continue reading
If you’ve ever submitted a piece, you’ve received a rejection letter. Here’s a grand one, sent to Gertrude Stein from her editor.
Submitted without comment: Correction: This blog post originally stated that one in three black men who have sex with me is HIV positive. In fact, the statistic applies to black men who have sex with men. From tbd.com. (Hat tip … Continue reading
Longtime readers know how I feel about people who say “You can’t start a sentence with ‘Hopefully.’” (The short version is “You most certainly can.” Go here for the long version.) Some people will tell you that you can’t start … Continue reading
From Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid. (If you like this, you can buy a print here. I’m not affiliated with Hugh in any way other than being a fan.)
I almost forgot: Today is National Grammar Day! I haven’t finished eating all of the Valentines Day conversation hearts; I suppose for National Grammar Day I could proofread the ones that are left.
Here’s a crash blossom that appeared in our local newspaper, The Forum, on Tuesday: If this is true, Congressman Pomeroy has missed his calling. He should leave politics and begin a career as a flood fighter. (In case you missed … Continue reading
I’ve been receiving some comment spam recently for a “paper writing service.” As I have stated elsewhere, I hate spam, and comment spam is no exception. But these things are so poorly written that I can’t resist sharing one with … Continue reading
Spotted recently on Twitter: Yeah. What he said.
Can bad writing actually be good for something? How about some laughs? The Feminist Law Professors blog has collected some of the best examples of writing that doesn’t quite say what the author intended: the Annals of Bad Writing.