Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Word crimes

My eldest son sent this video to me with the comment, "Weird Al really understands me."

I laughed out loud when I watched it.

I admit to being guilty of a few of these word crimes, especially on this blog. But my children and I all text in complete sentences, which, I hope, says something of their education. We most definitely are grammar snobs. Between Dominican sisters who taught me in primary school, and wonderful homeschooling English texts written before 1965,  I even think in proper grammar. Yesterday I was trying to decide, in my head, if the pronoun I had just used in the sentence, in my head, was in the correct form and if the pronoun I used (me) should be in the nominative or objective case -- while I was doing my laundry! By the way, the sentence called for an objective case pronoun, so I was correct. Too much? Maybe, but I hopefully won't be guilty of many of these word crimes, though I do use quotations marks for emphasis ::blush::

I hope you get a laugh out of it.

PS There are a couple of mature Weird Al-isms in the video, but I'm confident they will go over any child's head.

1 comment:

  1. I had to get sneaky to watch the video over here in Germany. Loved it!


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