Re: Dorky grammar question

Subject: Re: Dorky grammar question
From: technical -at- theverbalist -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 15:23:39 -0600

> I would also be interested in knowing if Mom really did see the entire
> sentence of if she just got the same phrase the rest of us did.

Nope, I called Mom with my question and she just heard the same
out-of-context phrase the rest of you did. She didn't ask about the rest
of the sentence--just answered the immediate question--as she was rushing
off to go gallivant with her dogpark friends and was presumably more
concerned about that than about my career as a concise and unredundant

> Besides, do you really want to go head-to-head on this with her
> mother, the former English teacher?

She ~will~ be pleased to know that her reign of ultimate grammar dominion
extends beyond her children and onto the Internet...



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