Thursday, October 08, 2015

Grammar Police

Some people argue that this is a punctuation issue, but isn't punctuation a subset of grammar?

Speaking of nuts, a long time ago I had a boss for whom English was a second language and hilarity ensued sometimes when he misspoke. One time he told me that he was losing his nuts. I said that unless he was suffering from some mysterious illness, he was "going nuts" or "losing his mind", but he was most decidedly not losing his nuts.



At October 08, 2015 10:56 AM, Blogger Jan said...

I'm just glad I didn't have to learn English as a foreign language. So many pitfalls.

At October 08, 2015 11:00 AM, Blogger cube said...

English is a tricky language, but it's easier if you start learning it at a young age.

At October 08, 2015 11:01 AM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: BTW where do you stand on the punctuation vs. grammar debate?

At October 08, 2015 11:50 AM, Blogger Sandee said...

Either way losing your nuts is not a good thing.

Have a brilliant day. ☺

At October 08, 2015 11:53 AM, Blogger cube said...

Sandee: I can only imagine that it wouldn't be a fun event.

At October 08, 2015 5:30 PM, Blogger cube said...

No one has answered whether this is a punctuation versus a grammar debate. Comon, people, let me know.

At October 08, 2015 6:42 PM, Blogger messymimi said...

We were taught punctuation as a part of grammar, i don't see them as separate. Spelling, however, is a totally different issue!

At October 08, 2015 9:06 PM, Blogger Kid said...

This is a spelling issue.

For the guys though, this is a major issue. I'll stop here.

At October 10, 2015 8:32 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

As a high ranking officer in The Grammar Police, I approve this message.

At October 10, 2015 10:44 AM, Blogger cube said...

Messymimi: That's what I thought, too. Grammar included all the rules of the spoken language, but I thought spelling was part of it, too. That's the debate.

At October 10, 2015 10:45 AM, Blogger cube said...

Kid: You're on that side of the debate. I always thought grammar included all of the rules of language usage. I think we need an expert to fully muck up this issue ;)

At October 10, 2015 10:46 AM, Blogger cube said...

Always On Watch: I knew I could count on you :)

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