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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 02:56pm
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Smile Help Wanted: Annoying Mr. Grammar Guy

With the vacancy created by the unfortunate departure of our friend and colleague, Mr. Annoying Grammar Guy, we find ourselves as a community at peril of being cast adrift without the firm anchor of a resident grammarian. There is real danger that groce misspelings and real bad grammar could run rampant. It is with this in mind that I post the following opening:

Wanted: Senior Grammarian and Resident Pain In The ***. The successful candidate will be effusively familiar with English grammar and pedantic about its usage. Must be self-motivated, willing to search out opportunities to exercise his or her skills. Must demonstrate a propensity to publicly castigate offenders. Must be willing to endure the ire of castigated offenders, including being parodied by small furry, freakishly endowed animals. Salary depends on experience, but the most that can be expected is a patronizing pat on the head. Thus diminutive stature is helpful, but not required.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 03:23pm
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...But the most that can be expected is a patronizing pat on the head. Thus diminutive stature is helpful, but not required.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 03:31pm
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I'm not sure about AnnoyingGrammarGuy, but I think I can be A$$holeGrammarGuy. But I am 6' 5", so that may make me over-qualified for the position.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 04:29pm
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don't want the job, but......

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With the vacancy created by the unfortunate departure of our friend and colleague, Mr. Annoying Grammar Guy, we find ourselves as a community at peril of being cast adrift without the firm anchor of a resident grammarian. There is real danger that groce misspelings and real bad grammar could run rampant. It is with this in mind that I post the following opening:

I'm willing to do my part. gross misspellings
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 04:36pm
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the most that can be expected is a patronizing pat on the head. Thus diminutive stature is helpful, but not required.

I don't get it...
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 04:54pm
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I don't get it...
Do to.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 05:02pm
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I'm not sure about AnnoyingGrammarGuy, but I think I can be A$$holeGrammarGuy. But I am 6' 5", so that may make me over-qualified for the position.
Maybe it will take more than one to replace him . Maybe you have the first part covered.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 05:20pm
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Do to.
That would be " Do too"...or maybe "Dew tu"...but either way it aresn't making sense to me.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 05:27pm
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Do to.
It's now use. It all went right over his head.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 05:47pm
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It's now use. It all went right over his head.
I don't get that one, either...I refuse to get it.
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 09:28pm
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It's now use. It all went right over his head.

Did you mean "no use"?
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Old Tue Nov 07, 2006, 10:51pm
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Did you mean "no use"?
"now" from the Old English "nowe", originally from the Norse word "nowwse" meaning "to use the wrong word entirely by mistake."
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Old Wed Nov 08, 2006, 08:28am
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I'm not sure about AnnoyingGrammarGuy, but I think I can be A$$holeGrammarGuy. But I am 6' 5", so that may make me over-qualified for the position.
I'm 6'5" also, so I guess I am eliminated.
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Old Wed Nov 08, 2006, 08:47am
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Did you mean "no use"?
Did you mean no ewes?
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