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You’ve got spinach in your teeth. And your punctuation sucks.

When I see food caught in someone’s teeth, I say something. I’d want someone to tell me. And though I cringe when it happens, and sometimes blush madly even though I’m alone in front of the computer, I appreciate it … Continue reading

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That’s How I (Rock &) Roll

Yesterday, I rocked out to KISS while cruising around on my errands. This song always cracks me up.  I suspect that on This American Life, although I cannot remember for sure, I heard a story about a guy mistaking one … Continue reading

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Grammar Police: Plural of Starbucks

Pity the headline copy writers, those big fish in tiny barrels.  Just doing a final check of the good ol’ Houston Chronicle online before trundling off to power-read 300 pages of what I hope to be a most compelling read, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Malaprop and Madame Eggcorn

I suspect I check my blog stats a tad more compulsively than readership levels warrant.   Excitement turned to stomach-churning embarrassment when a comment from reader alerted me to a misspelling.  I mean, as The Orange Show illustrates: She commented on … Continue reading

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Grammar Police: Who’s That “Lady?”

I like what Nancy Sims says about political fundraisers that segregate a candidate’s supporters by gender, and although I myself have been an offender, I would add age.  Young professionals for candidate X, men for candidate Y – it is … Continue reading

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Grammar Police: My “Profession?”

My friend turned me on to a great resource – the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks.  It does my heart good to know that so many people are fighting the good fight when it comes to punctuation.  I’m totally submitting … Continue reading

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