Thursday, May 15, 2008

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Today's status is written in grammatically correct English almost.

Explanation: Last night on the radio, I heard a caller end a sentence with the word "almost" and, after cringing, this status jumped into my head. It amuses me because it would be a true sentence without the "almost" and yet with the "almost" it rings even more true, and frankly it's more funny this way.

As for radio callers, let's just say that the less I hear of them, the better. I'm still angry about the caller ten years ago who claimed that the American state producing the most diamonds was "Africa."

UPDATE (11:42 AM): So, I decided to research this (after brazenly proclaiming it to be bad grammar) and since "almost" is an adverb, it can be placed at the end of a sentence. I can't find anything on the internet telling me that it's wrong. I still don't like it, but I think it actually is correct. Stupid English and its stupid rules. Well, at least my post was funny almost.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get back to my letter to the good people at Webster's about how "fellowshipping" shouldn't be a word.

1 comment:

Willie Y said...

Long time listener first time caller. Africa is between North and South Dakota for your information I believe.