I realized as I looked at your comments on TIP TUESDAY that I didn't make my intentions clear.
I want to offer advice that will help you with writing you want to publish, or writing that needs to be formal for some reason. Please, please write your blogs and emails and letters without fear that I'll descend on you as the avenging grammar demon.
My intent is to assist you--not to make you afraid of writing.
I am not the grammar nazi. Now please repeat after me:
Janie Junebug loves me with infinities of love.
Janie Junebug loves my writing with infinities of love.
Janie Junebug never wants me to feel bad about my writing unless I'm an asshat.
Infinities of love,
I think your helpful intentions are quite clear. Take care.ReplyDelete
I seem to frighten some people. I'm really a pathetic little old lady with a broken back.Delete
Janie, you are so funny !ReplyDelete
No, I'm not. I know because my daughter said so many times, Mom, I know you think you're funny, but you're not.Delete
Too funny:) Asshat-hahahaaaa. I think what you are giving to the writers of the world is great! I am still wondering about to/too. I know to go to...and that is too much but what about if I say "me to" or is it me too? In other words...when I end the sentence with to/too?? I think it is to but not sure. OK now I will read what you wrote the day before:)ReplyDelete
Me too. I get confused all the time. Too can be used as if it's also.Delete
I know I can be cranky and mean, but I'll try my best not to be an asshat. I would prefer not to sit on anyone else's ass.ReplyDelete
You're never an asshat. You are my darling girl, one of the few people who helps me feel that someone cares about me.Delete
I assumed you weren't judging me. At least, not for my grammar.....:)ReplyDelete
The only way in which I judge you is to tell people you are very intelligent and funny. I'm sorry I stopped listening to your podcasts, but I couldn't understand what you and Boyfriend said.Delete
I feel safer. LOL! But I'm glad you're still on patrol. ;)ReplyDelete
Don't worry. I still have my Grammar Police badge that fishducky gave to me. XOXODelete
Okay, oh Vicar of Vocabulary, where do you stand on ending a sentence with a preposition? I often do it, much like I'll start a sentence with "and" or "but" and I'd like to know if I should be doing the gymnastics to avoid those situations? Also, I've heard both, "you shouldn't use 'he/she said' after a quote," and "you should only use 'he/she said' and not some nonsense like 'he/she exclaimed.'" As an editor, which of those statements is right?ReplyDelete
Questions to address on Friday.Delete