(248): I don’t know if it’s her mysterious past or atrocious grammar, but I think I’m in love.
This guy better be attracted to her mysterious past or we’re gonna grammar blitzkrieg his ass.
Ladies take note: he is an exception to the rule - atrocious grammar is not attractive. Stick with us and we’ll have you seducing guys with your alluringly proper use of oxford commas, auxiliary verbs, and appositive commas.
Guaranteed, or your money back.
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Are you in the “for” or “against” camp when it comes to the use of “they” as a male/female, singular/plural pronoun? (Personally, I’m all for it. All of the proposed alternatives — crap like “shhe” and “ne” — are silly.)
Muphry’s Law is an adage that states that “if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written”.
John Bangsund of the Victorian Society of Editors (Australia) identified Muphry’s Law as “the editorial application of the better-known Murphy’s Law” and set it down in 1992 in the Society of Editors Newsletter.
The law, as set out by Bangsund, states that:
(a) if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written; (b) if an author thanks you in a book for your editing or proofreading, there will be mistakes in the book; (c) the stronger the sentiment expressed in (a) and (b), the greater the fault; (d) any book devoted to editing or style will be internally inconsistent.