I think he’s just jealous because he can’t enjoy a piece of media without obsessively noticing, and then cataloging, every usage of English grammar that varies even the slightest from some imaginary perfect standard he’s obsessed with! Ryan, you have a DEGREE IN LINGUISTICS. I’d think you, OF ALL PEOPLE, would take a descriptivist view of language! But just check out THIS TRUE EXCERPT from this book I found in an abandoned nautical library:
Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Season 1 (1983)
1:31: Amanda King: “I’ll be right back thank you dear” – Run-on sentence.
4:22: Amanda King: “Man in the red hat…man in the red hat.” – Sentence fragment.
10:48: Amanda King: “You certainly will not!” – Sentence fragment.
16:03: Lee Stetson: “Champagne?” – Sentence fragment.
16:59: Lee Stetson: “I’m sorry that this is…” – Sentence fragment.
17:37: Amanda King: “I just almost did the dumbest thing with your package.” – Awkward phrasing.
27:31: Amanda King: “Valley Forge flapjacks, pilgrim’s peach puff.” – Sentence fragment.
And on and on and on like this for – according to the cover – every piece of fiction between 1960 and 2010!
Let me tell you people: the type in this book is TINY
Um, actually, the “who” versus “whom” thing depends on whether the person being referred to is the subject or the object of the verb, so without a larger context it’s impossible to say which is correct??
THAT SAID, this book looks amazing and I would be proud to have it on my bookshelf, much less be credited as author.
Man, people really like Animal Crossing lately.
THE CREATOR HAS SPOKEN
Locust - favorite book as a child: Jurassic Park, no joke. I read it in 5th or 6th grade and it was the shit. I told everyone about it.
Azalea - movie you cried while watching: Marley & Me (on a first date. we both cried. there was not a second date)
Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz cover)
I read somewhere that sirens/mermaids sang songs that they heard from sailors on passing ships. I imagine this is what a modern siren would sound like singing this song.
Peony - favorite hot beverage: a real nice latte
Heliconia - do you like rain: I love it so much, It makes me really happy. I wish it would rain soon.
Daisy (TELL THE WORLD THE DEETS), Allium, Daffodil
Daisy - how old were you when you had your first kiss: 17, It was this gal Ariel.
Allium - best thing you can cook: french toast!
Daffodil - the most thoughtful present you ever received: For my 18th birthday, my parents got me two gifts I do not remember asking for. A graphics card for my shitty $50 computer so it could play some games, and a pen tablet that I still use. :)