EppsNet Archive: Grammar

More People I’m Sick Unto Death Of

3 May 2014 /

I had a friendship with [Donald Sterling], so for him to then make these alleged comments about myself … there’s no place in our society for it. — Magic Johnson

There’s no place in our society for what? For people who say, “Don’t post pictures of Magic Johnson on Instagram”?

I say there’s no place in our society for affected morons who use intensive pronouns (“myself”) in place of personal pronouns (“me”).

Someone made a cutting remark about a friend behind their back? Absolutely shocking! If everyone knew what their friends say about them behind their back, civilized society would collapse.

Grow up, you simpleton . . .


IT Recruiter of the Day

27 Nov 2012 /

From an actual job ad:

Killer, Profitable, Stable and cutting edge technology company looking for genious!!!

It’s funny when someone misspells the word “genius”!

Why are random words like “Profitable” and “Stable” capitalized? Because the recruiter wanted to highlight the adjectives? Then why isn’t “cutting edge” capitalized?

Why isn’t “cutting edge” hyphenated?


Hockey Haiku

13 Mar 2009 /

Northwood wins 3-2
IHF Finals next week
May the best team win

Grammatically incorrect — “best” should be “better” — but it’s okay because I’ve got a poetic license!

It’s right here in my wallet . . .


Harvard Errs

11 Dec 2002 /

I was marveling at the Harvard University fact page14.6 million volumes! Established 1636! — when I noticed “10 principle academic units.” Egads! A grammatical error on the Harvard site!

I’d better send them an email . . .