Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, October 23, 2006 6:24 pm

“Surely the Second Coming is at hand.”

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 6:24 pm

Yes, surely, the Second Coming — of grammar, beehortches — is at hand, and the English majors will rule the world.

And I am the rough beast born to rule them all, for in all the land there is no greater a grammar badass than I. How’s this for badassedness: In almost 23 years of daily newspaper journalism, I have never lost a grammar argument with a copy editor. (Oh, sure, a couple of them have gone behind my back and inserted errors into my copy, but lost outright, as in “been wrong”? Hasn’t. Happened.)

All of a sudden I think this new millennium has been getting a bum rap.

(Hat tip: Angry Pregnant Lawyer)

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3 Comments

  1. Didn’t you mean “…there is no greater grammar badass than I.”? ;)

    Comment by Blair — Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:15 am @ 2:15 am

  2. OK, now you’re just fomenting discord.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:04 am @ 6:04 am

  3. My kids are now bringing home grammar stuff and it just floors me. I’ve forgotten everything. When asked about prepositional phrases I resorted to calling my Phi Beta Kappa english major and former english teacher mother. I’m so ashamed.

    Comment by Jon Lowder — Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:50 am @ 9:50 am


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