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Greetings from Midland, Michigan! [Nov. 28th, 2005|04:44 pm]
Save Our English Grammar
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Hello,

This website is designed to combat every grammar crime in the world. As you can imagine, this is quite a large and rather ambitious project. We can never hope to tackle every grammatical error, and while we would all love the scenario where every English speaker minded his or her whoms and prepositions, it is clear that this stage is farther down the road. First, we need to define a grammatical felony.

According to Morals, Morse Code, and Morons by the internationally-respected author James E. Smith, a grammatical felony is, "a repeated mistake that the abuser will not correct, even if informed of the verbal or written malpractice." Several of these are:

OMG
U R (or any other version where the author intends to save his or her fingers by egregiously arbitrarily misspelling words)
Like
You know
Ebonics
Eh?

It is clear that until these threats are stopped, English will be but a shadow of what once was. Therefore, I urge all of you with any scruples to join and save what we have squandered. Speakers of the world, unite!
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: iran2far2day
2005-11-28 10:28 pm (UTC)
so dis be some anti-ghetto blog, yo? Dis be whack.

In all honesty, I am glad that some people in this world wish to return to their roots and speak in a manner in which all English speakers can understand them.
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[User Picture]From: i_beat_tetris
2005-11-28 11:12 pm (UTC)
Your cause is noble, Mister Smith.

Now make me a mod. :)
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From: stopkfcgenocide
2005-11-28 11:48 pm (UTC)
I already did....
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[User Picture]From: i_beat_tetris
2005-11-29 09:08 pm (UTC)
THANKS! You've thoroughly made my day GRAND.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-29 04:01 am (UTC)

Question

According to Morals, Morse Code, and Morons...

In the above quotation from the post, is this is a book or article? It it is, why is it not underlined or italicized to conform to conventional English standards?
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From: stopkfcgenocide
2005-11-29 04:08 am (UTC)

Re: Question

Well, in short, because it doesn't exist. I thank you for your comments and your continued effort to improve grammar. Hopefully, you will join us as we attempt to improve the status of the English language!
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