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Ancient Grammar Police: 'Oh, for cryin' out loud...you never end a sentence with a . . .'
'I'll never date another apostrophe... the last one was too possessive.'
'No, Jason, I don't know why the T in 'Tsunami' is silent! Just run!'
"So, hw ws yr smmr?"
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"Congratulations. We verbed three new words this week."
My Bookshelf Before the Internet
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"Damn-you're right. It is 'I' before 'E'."
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You need to learn punctuation. I'ts, important later! 'in life'
The crew can no longer tolerate Captain Bligh's ruthless splitting of infinitives."
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"Explain something to me. Are 'boned' and 'deboned' the same thing?"
"I know its hard to believe right now, Lawrence, but some day you'll thank me for asking you to punctuate your sentences correctly."
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'Yes, a winky face is correct... But in ancient times, the semicolon was actually used to separate archaic written devices known as 'complete sentences.''
A tombstone with an inscription reading: "Eugene R. Traskin - 'Literally died'"
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"Ain't isn't a word, and you know it."
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"It's so early in the year, and that English teacher…. She's already up in my grill."
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"And remember–no more subjunctives where the correct mood is indicative."
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The Comma Sutra
A man drives down a road that has two road signs with quotations marks positioned on either side of it.
'We're here to question mar.'
Gramma Police: 'Will work four food.'
The War... On Drugs
"When are people going to stop speaking every sentence like it's a question?"
"The human being can survive for three weeks without food, and three seconds without correcting someone's grammar."
"Before I begin, I should warn you that in my quest for truth and my relentless war against corruption I will now and then split an infinitive and end an occasional sentence with a preposition."
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