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I hope you’ll take this opportunity to examine your own nit picky grammatic pet peeves.
Oh – my – god! My interest in the comic is starting to rise again! Good thing Brenda didn’t explode.
Anyway, you know how „it is her“ sounds so much better than „it is she“? Well, if we say that „it is her“ is correct, then the corresponding question should be „whom is it?“, which, in turn, sounds terrible! I don’t know what’s right and wrong anymore!
By the way, if you are going to make more grammar comics, I have lots of material!
Here is another one: Is it „how dare he“ or „how dares he“? Subject-verb agreement would dictate that it be „how dares he“, but it just sounds so weird!
Now, I think the solution to the conundrum of today’s comic is that they are talking about money, which is a mass noun. The word money is simply omitted: “I make less [money] than $30,000.”
By the way, did you mean that saying „less“ instead of „fewer“ is your nit picky grammatic pet peeve, or people who correct you on that?
They’re both pretty annoying, actually.
Have you changed the background?
Haven’t changed anything since I uploaded it, no.
Yeah, maybe I’m just nuts.
Brenda’s eyes get HUGE when she’s stressed!
Her grandmother was a Japanese animated character.
Aww… I miss Chronicle.
Why not “under”? I mean, you’re “under” a maximum limit, right? It’s like saying “I ran under 5 miles today,” or “Trucks under 12 feet may proceed.”
I prefer this solution because it makes both sides of the argument wrong.
Hooray for Al!
Maybe you should direct Brenda to this: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003775.html
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