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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I Like Letters To The Editor

The local paper, The Idaho Statesman, seems to get better that its fair share of wacky LTTEs. One of the letters in today's paper especially caught my eye (sixth letter down) for its' complete lack of coherence. In addition to advocating a "federal program to deposit a reasonable sum in bank accounts of grossly overweight persons, with withdrawal when goal is achieved" (no other explanation given), the writer calls for some unspecified entity to "(c)lamp down severely on repulsive, sexually slanted TV programs, unfit language and clothing of women". I have a feeling that they meant for "repulsive" and "sexually slanted" to apply to all three of the items listed, but I think most submariners would be more likely to agree with the third item the way it's written...

Update 2322 15 Feb: I just noticed that I used all three forms of "its" in the post above, and have no idea which ones are used correctly. Actually, I'm pretty sure the last one is correct, but the first two are a shot in the dark...

3 Comments:

Blogger girlfriday said...

Use "it's" when you are contracting "it" and "is" (it's not nice to correct people). In all other instances use "its" (its fair share).

Grammar lesson over.

Your girlfriday, signing off...

2/15/2006 11:41 PM

 
Blogger Subsunk said...

Been a slow week, has it? Reduced to grammar lessons? Come on, son. Break out of that writer's cramp and write more about the SI swimsuit issue.

Subsunk

2/16/2006 5:53 AM

 
Blogger chevellerox said...

I before E except after C. I don't remember them teaching us that one at that tin can WE called a high school. Don't sweat the small stuff.

2/20/2006 12:05 PM

 

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