What we did Before TV and Radio

rogersgeorge on January 16th, 2018

We read! (Okay, we talked, and played music, too.) And since the language itself was a large part of the entertainment, and we had the time to reflect on what we read, the writing could afford to be rather more complicated (or tedious) than we’re willing to tolerate in our faster-paced world.

When I started reading this comic, I figured I’d go get my copy of Milton and quote a few sentences as examples, but I see I don’t need to to give you the idea. Besides, I quoted some other elderly English several posts back.

Wanna try your hand at a sentence like that?

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I couldn’t resist

rogersgeorge on December 31st, 2011

I was going to skip posting today, but I saw today’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and had to share it with all you grammar-lovers out there in case you missed it. (The link is for the SMBC main site. You have to navigate to the one for Dec 31, 2011 if you click the link some other day.) The strip is too long to show here, so here are the first two panels.

If it's not Dec 31, and you click the picture, I think it'll take you to the right day.

Of course this is one of my favorite mistakes to hate. Note that the bad guy did learn the grammar lesson—he just hates it.