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Archive for the ‘grammar’ Category

Hot Pocket full of shells, editors hearing punctuation, coming out in pajamas

May 17, 2017

I discovered redrum this morning – UGH! From Discord: Hot Pocket full of shells! This one genuinely made me laugh! From GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS: “I’m an editor. I can HEAR punctuation!” From George Takei: When someone asks you to come out, but you’re already in pajamas… “It’s a NO from me.” Simon Cowell has it […]

Crazy cat lady! / No eschewing the Oxford comma! / Mary had a little lamb!

May 14, 2017

Since I was up at 7 AM, it was COFFEE TIME! From Janina: Crazy cat lady action figure! Whenever a publisher’s style guidelines eschew use of the Oxford comma, I can only assume that this results from a managerial decision to save money by cutting back on ink, because no reasonable editor would make this […]

Tim Tebow and the Oxford comma, an explosive dog, Lathan and Le-Zhan Williams?!

May 10, 2017

Why I still use the Oxford comma: Tim Tebow’s parents are not God and Mary! From Engrish.com and Library of Most Controversial Files: Explosive dog! From UNSOLVED MYSTERIES: Lathan and Le-Zhan Williams?!

Correcting people’s grammar, Jeff, Dungeon Man, Balloon Monkey, an iron eraser

April 4, 2017

April 4 is apparently Tell A Lie Day. Well, then. From Candy: If you can’t win an argument, correct their grammar instead. In MOTHER 2 DELUXE, Jeff and the Balloon Monkey meet Brick Road, who wants to become Dungeon Man. There’s a Gruff Goat and an iron pencil nearby. You need a Pencil Eraser to […]

Toika Troutman-Walker is a name?! / STOP! GRAMMAR TIME! / A literal mood swing!

March 15, 2017

CHIMO called me today and said that they had finished my tax forms, so I decided to go out on the C94 at 2:10 and authorize them to send it online to Revenue Canada. After taking a 410 from the Caring Place, I got home at 3:05 on a 407, which only appeared after three […]

Punctuation saves cats! / Salvador Dali and melting clocks for Daylight Savings

March 12, 2017

UGH, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME! Julie S. sent me this light blue shirt: “Let’s eat kitty. Let’s eat, kitty. Punctuation saves cats.” Salvador Dali’s note to self for Daylight Savings: Don’t forget to melt the clocks.

Missing people in Winters / Scary’s merging in The Fourth Dimension!

March 8, 2017

Lilly Pearce added me to Facebook – DENIED! I went out at 3 (just managing to get the 401), and went to Big Crazy (just managing to get the 410) for $5 JOY dumplings: Lamb and Onion, Chicken and Vegetable, Pork and Vegetable, and Tri-Ty. I also managed to find three Knorr (Extra) hot and […]

Library books, overcoming shyness, newspapers, height, mysterious moving tower

March 4, 2017

Someone with the last name of Chowdhury added me to Facebook – I DON’T THINK SO! I had to spend 45 minutes this morning quarantining some malware named ScanGuard (with MalwareBytes) and then deleting the Who Deleted Me? app because that’s where it came from. UGH! Later, I installed Facebook Purity instead on Chrome, Firefox, […]

Otto Addo, Shooty Babbitt, Mike Lemongello, Bake McBride, Yourhighness Morgan

March 4, 2017

It’s NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY today! From The Bleacher Report: Otto Addo?! From The Bleacher Report: Shooty Babbitt?! From The Bleacher Report: Mike Lemongello?! (lemon jello) From The Bleacher Report: Bake McBride?! From The Bleacher Report: Yourhighness Morgan?!

Heaven’Leigh Marshall, grammar Nazi, crispy chicken ice cream, PK Fiber

February 24, 2017

I definitely had to take a shower because of what happened earlier! From Julie: Heaven’Leigh Marshall?! That would be bad enough with the normal spelling for a girl… but with random apostrophes and on a guy?! No thanks! From Reddit: Grammar Nazi! Save-On Foods needs to rethink their packaging for fresh crispy chicken. They shared […]