Monday, April 4, 2011

Nobody? Nobody?

You all texted or emailed to complain either about prescriptivism or "to a lesser degree" lonely but no one, no one noticed that pesky subject/verb agreement thing?

Sigh.

4 comments:

Sat Jiwan said...

i think "lesser degree" is permissible since it's referring to "degrees" as more of a mass noun. not so much a specific quantification.

you wouldn't say: "that movie had 43 degrees fewer violence than Bambi."

ReadDanceBliss said...

Sat Jiwan, I wish I could tell if you were joking or not.

Briane P said...

This is the problem with not reading a blog more often; I have no idea what's going on here. But I'll say "I support read.dance.bliss."

Briane P said...

A.

I still owe you a book and I have not forgotten but for logistical reasons I have not ordered it yet.

B.

Logistical reasons = I forgot.

C.

I mentioned you in my blog in the context of one of those blog awards, and thought you should know.

http://www.thinkingthelions.com/2011/06/lunchmeat-that-isnt-scatological-zebra.html

D.

Don't feel obligated. Hope your summer is going well.