Nan

Joined: October 1, 2011

Number of comments posted: 7

Number of votes received: 4

Dad was a High School/Univ Professor, who spent every mealtime correcting us kids' grammar. (Notice I said, "us kids, not "we kids.") Ingrained in us, old habits hard to break. Try to be flexible, but hate enduring journalism that reports "people 'that' instead of "people 'who.' " And of course the no longer necessary agreement in number - "when a kid wants to do....'they' should..." Singular noun? Plural pronoun? Kills me. Too hard, in this day and age of OMG's and fwiw's, to type/say "he or she..." Sigh

Recent Comments

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  March 6, 2013, 8:01am  •  0 vote

Dittos, Warsaw Will! That was an ideal idea, to respond thus.

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  March 6, 2013, 8:00am  •  0 vote

So, daniel owens - what's YOUR excuse for being on here?

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  November 17, 2011, 6:54pm  •  0 vote

I don't (find it unbelievable) - sorry to say, but I just think that "Frankly, my dear, they don't give a damn." Just look at some of the notices sent home from school with the kids, written by teach

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  October 1, 2011, 4:58pm  •  1 vote

Here's how/when I think it all began to go awry: I will celebrate my 70th next month, so you know where I'm coming from. I can remember in Mrs. Thompson's 4th grade geography class - when we turned

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  October 1, 2011, 4:53pm  •  1 vote

Nope, not just a Southern thing. (does "southern" have to be capitalized? we could drive ourselves crazy with all this nit-picking!) I have grandchildren who attend one of the top 3 rated public s

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  October 1, 2011, 9:33am  •  1 vote

OMG, I just noticed the punctuation error in my post of seconds ago - now some of you will declare that I am ignorant - another glass of wine is in order!

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  October 1, 2011, 9:31am  •  1 vote

You folks all have too much time on your hands! But if we're gonna pursue this subject (which became a curiosity to me when I, too, moved to the south (barely - Kentucky), let's look at how easily we