Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pedantic Public Service


Mrpeenee would like to remind everyone, especially those who like to use big words they don't really understand, that the phrase "begs the question" does not mean to raise the question. Quite the opposite, it means to make the question unnecessary.


On a similar note, please bear in mind the whole is not comprised of its parts. What these slipshod speakers are trying to say is the whole is composed of its parts or else the whole comprises its parts. So knock it off, spitwads. You know how irritable I get.


Any similar grammatical errors Mrpeene makes are merely conscious deviations, colorful, humorous elements in our writing style. Suck it.


Thanks to our grammar coach, Santiago, above, pictured in the Mrpeenee International Center for Understanding and Research of the Native Tongue.

8 comments:

  1. I've used "begs the question" that way. I'm a spitwad. Huh.

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  2. I'm sorry. Did you say something?

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  3. Michael said...
    "I've used "begs the question" that way. I'm a spitwad. Huh."

    Darling, I would never, ever dream of calling you a spitwad. But knock it off, anyway.

    Luv ya,

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  4. I'm busy learning to wrap my mouth around the mother tongue. Learning is fun!

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  5. I understand Sanitago is availbale for private tutoring sessions.

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  6. And "Sanitago" makes him sound so clean.

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