Thursday, June 07, 2007

For Dad, in reference to: there is vs. there are.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This works for every one except GW. Maybe there should be a daddy paid for Yale line on the graph.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it?? What am I missing....

Savinay said...

As resident grammar police, I love this.

Stew said...

Very good... and @anonymous, just google "brass ring" and it should all become clear...

defenestrated: said...

Perfect.

Absolutely.
<3

Anonymous said...

Eh? I don't get it brass ring? eh? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_ring

Anonymous said...

"The brass ring as a term also means striving for the highest prize, or living life to the fullest."

The Coach said...

Just to be a stickler, GW's grammar is quite good for a public figure, but his pronunciation of words like "nuclear" as "nuke-you-lar" makes him an easy target on the intelligence front. Grammar is formal usage, not colloquial idiosynchracies like pronunciation.

It's also interesting note that the last American President to pronounce nuclear "properly" was Reagan, not Clinton or Bush, Sr, and no one attacked either of them on brainpower issues. Clearly, there is a secondary agenda behind the silver spoon attacks.

Anonymouse said...

While we're at it, let's recall that Jimmy Carter pronounced it Nuke-you-lar. Of course, he, as a nuke-you-lar engineer, was unqualified.

Anonymous said...

Actually, 'the coach', GW's grammar is pretty awful. I have a "Bushisms" calendar and, oy vey, the man can mangle the English language!

Anonymous said...

Sadly most Bushims are plagiarized from the Quayleisms calendars of days of yore.

 
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