It’s Monday, y’all. I just got back from vacation.
I’m not even sure what my name is, much less prepared to write a thorough blog post.
So here’s a fun image from my friends at Grammarly.
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While Stannis Baratheon moves forward in his claim to take the Iron Throne at King’s Landing, he makes sure to correct the grammar of illiterates along the way.
Over the course of nearly 5 seasons on Game of Thrones, Stannis has taken the opportunity to clarify the difference between “less” and “fewer” on two occasions. The brief dialogue happens so quick that you might not notice it.
I almost feel like we’re getting a “wink, wink” from the show’s writers here, and I love it.
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Today’s Monday Question is simple.
Let’s follow up Friday’s post by letting you chime in on your favorite punctuation mark.
You already know mine—the question mark. Question marks make the world go round. They are the gateway to all knowledge.
But what about you?
You a fan of the period, the semicolon, the dreaded ellipses? Do tell!
Not all punctuation is created equal. In relation to English grammar, I believe some punctuation just flat out sucks and should rarely be used.
That’s what today’s post is about. This is a bare bones, no frills, blunt, completely subjective look at the deep, seedy, grimey world of English punctuation.
I’ll rank the ten most often used pieces of punctuation from bottom to top: Read more
This English teacher is a winner at life.
Some love-stricken student left a love note in his English class. So he took the opportunity to correct said student’s grammar within said love note.
The results were frickin’ hilarious.
If you get these jokes, you’re a true English major.
I think my personal favorite is #6: “The bar was walked into by the passive voice.”