Wednesday, December 13, 2006


This is The Stack typing. Mary Beth will not be appearing this evening, because I have crushed her beneath my wheels of comma splices and endlessness.


Kate Hill said...

I think you're really using the "stack" as an excuse, MB! I bet you were REALLY watching CSI:NY, which tonight guest-starred your favorite figure skater --- Sasha Cohen! She's truly an awesome actress, as I'm sure you will agree. ACK!!! Now, GET BACK TO WORK!!!

Owen the Reader said...

Yes, this was an actual, honest-to-frickin-god conversation with a Comp I college student:

Me: "You've got a comma splice there. And there. And there, too."

Them: "How do know those are comma splices?"

Me: "Noun phrases joined by commas!"

Them: "Noun phrase?"

Me: "..."

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Anonymous said...

Bless your heart. I am currently feeling so much empathy for one of my own professors. Here it is Christmastime and she is also dealing with the end of term stuff. It comes at you quick, doesn't it?

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