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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Grammar Memes

I've gotten special permission from the grammar police (who have a three full-time permanent liaisons and eight internships here at Writing About Writing due to all my errors) to share some grammar memes today and be spared their truncheons of bitter irony--since, you know...I make most of these mistakes on any given day.

Wiley.  I think this is from Non Sequitur. 
It's a hilarious page with lots more great comics that you should check out.

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There are 12 tenses in English--each its own nightmare of rules for how and when to use them.
This is from Doug Savage at Savage Chicken (savagechicken.com) and please go check him out because even though I got this from a viral meme on FB, it is technically copyrighted.

Idioms are awesome to play with.  I mean, once you hack your way through all the "shake a leg" jokes that totally just keep getting funnier every time, and never in any way get old or overdone.  Totally...

Jasonlove.com  More giggles there!
One of the most zany and fun-to-play villains I ever put into a Heroes Unlimited game was a guy who could turn into electricity or water, and the really overpowered ability to turn into both.  (He would be like a water body with electrical arcs for a skeletal structure.)  He would be this calm, urbane sophisticated guy who would fly into a murderous rage if people ended sentences in prepositions.  I think he gets talked remembered fondly more than any of my other villains--just for being wacky as a bag of kittens.
I tried it.  It's mostly accurate. 

I was just thinking recently about how silly Air Supply's "Two Less Lonely People In The World" would sound with proper grammar. 
I'm pretty sure the internet has done no such thing....


  1. I think I'm going to print out those alternative proofing marks for my office...

  2. Great! I'm going to read more of your blogs. I enjoyed this article, but am surprised that your "their/there" error hasn't already been mentioned in the comments. So ironic.....

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