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The Comma Sutra
"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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"Very traditional. He's the noun. She's the adjective."
Tags:noun, nouns, adjective, adjectives, parts of speech, grammar, grammarian, grammarians, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, traditional marriage, traditional couples, heterosexual couples, heterosexuality, heterosexual, feminist, feminism, feminists, misogyny, misogynists, misogynist, gossip, gossiper, talking smack, smack talking, talking trash, trash talking, cocktail party, cocktail parties
"I translate books from English into better English."
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"You have no idea what it's like to be a 'just between you and me' person in a 'just between you and I' world."
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"You there, Mister L! You're the only one in this word who has a right to remain silent."
"I found a misused apostrophe in one of your entrees."
'Without the comma, colons and semi-colons would rise up to oppress us.'
Grammarian - Meow, Meows, Meowing, Meowed.
Cowboy in Old West boasts of having shot a guy for ending a sentence in a preposition.
"You have to use punctuation. We must meet on comma grounds ... period!"
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"Don't split your infinitives with me, squire!"
When Grammarians Grill: 'Well done, well-done, or, well, done?'
"She keeps shouting, 'couldn't, didn't, can't'."
Smoke signal with semi-colon
"I wish I was dead."
Complaining about poor grammar
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"I Tarzan . . ."
"Aha. See - you used a double negative there."
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"Oh no. . . We'll never win now. Looks like our team is getting underscore."
"Oh, do stick it adjectively adverbially where the 'effin' sun don't shine!"
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Apostrophe. . . Apostropher