September 24, 2004

Them. Or They. Or Him. Pick One.

Via fad and reader Sally:

"They" is fighting the power! He's fighting the grammar! And you know what, he's succeeding in driving at least one english major insane, because not only did he force me to write "They is fighting the power," the story about his exploits features this sentence:

"They holds 14 patents including Ground-Effect lighting, used to create a neon glow beneath vehicles and patented in 1987."

Arg. Subject-verb agreement. Pet peeve. Must. Hold. On. Must. Not. Succumb. Arg!

Plus, it's not bad enough that the guy has ruined my day grammatically speaking, he's also the fellow responsible for all those annoyingly distracting puddles of light underneath the souped up pieces of crap the local 2Fast2Furious2Stupid2BReal wannabes drive. Thanks, dude! Not.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at September 24, 2004 11:04 AM

Always glad to be of help. ;) Officially, now you know just who (or would that be whom) to blame, whenever bad grammar or teens-with-more-money-than-sense drive you insane. They did it.

Posted by: Sally at September 24, 2004 12:20 PM

Love to eat them mousies
Mousie's what i love to eat.
Bite they little heads off...
Nibble on they tiny feet.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at September 24, 2004 05:49 PM

Erin Oconnor over at Critical Mass has a fun little grammar (at least to me, but I'm a nerd)worksheet she hands out to her students. Here's a link

Posted by: Pete at September 27, 2004 08:03 AM

*I* think the man is suffering from gender identity confusion. After all, if one is supposed to call visibily male (and still male-dressing) transgendered persons "she" and "her", perhaps he's a one-man group-gender thing?

Posted by: Michael Tinkler at September 27, 2004 05:06 PM