Thursday, December 9, 2010

Taking Requests

Robin Williams’ stand-up routine circa 1985 if his coke dealer was out of town.

TMZ if all celebrities decided to lay low and make it a Netflix weekend.

Rush Limbaugh if Democrats decided that government spending and regulations should be cut.

Me during winter break with all my students gone- and with them, their grammar errors that largely inspire my posts.

Please inspire me while my muses are out; bombard me with your burning grammar questions and/or pet peeves.

11 comments:

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I'm curious to know if the word ain't will ever get respect grammatically speaking, or whether it'll always be cast in an ill light.

James Garcia Jr said...

Hey, M.P. It's been too long. I hope you're well. Is the photo from "The Truth About Cats & Dogs"?
Take care and enjoy your time away from your muses.
-Jimmy

kyknoord said...

I'd like to know if a goblin needs to be a chef or a cook before they can be a hobgoblin.

The Invisible Seductress said...

I posted a short story on my blog..I am sure that my errors would keep you busy for months!!! ;}

Theresa Milstein said...

Is there a good rule to follow to know the difference between compound words, hyphenated words, and two separate words? I lazily rely on Word, but that's not teaching me anything.

Enjoy your break from the students/muses for bad grammar!

WalksLikeAnEgyptian said...

Ask and ye shan't receive. :P

OH! Here's a question: what do you think of emoticons?

Talli Roland said...

Okay, um, well...

Nothing is coming to mind. It could be because of the wine I've consumed! Yeah, how about emoticons? Happy faces seem to making it everywhere into my tweets and it's so annoying.

notesfromnadir said...

How do you feel about students using abbreviations in their papers like they were sending you a text message?

HulaBuns said...

I want to know how many made up words you see in your students' papers? I would love to hear some of the things they come up with.

What about parenthesis? Can periods be included inside parenthesis? What are the general rules with parenthesis? Probably really basic questions, but I'm not the best with grammar. Thanks in advance. :)

The Shanner of Attention said...

I have a request! With all the awful weather in Buffalo recently, I've heard a lot of "Drive Safe", "Drive Safely", "Drive Careful", "Drive Carefully". How about an adverb update? :D

Climb2Nowhere said...

I love this blog! It's really fun! This is a great post. Very clever!