All posts by brittany.corners

Double Negatives

Posted: March 28th, 2014, 8:58 am   By: brittany.corners
“Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.”—Air traffic control, foolishly trying to keep Maverick from doing his thing

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Subject-Verb Agreement

Posted: March 27th, 2014, 9:20 am   By: brittany.corners
“Marge, we had an agreement. Your sisters don’t come here after six, and I stop eating your lipstick.”—Homer driving a hard bargain, as always

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Split Infinitives

Posted: March 26th, 2014, 10:52 am   By: brittany.corners
“You know, in China they’ll kill a monkey at the table, split its head open, and eat the brains right out of it.”—culinary anthropology in “Waiting for Guffman” This week, we explore split infinitives. We’ve all been given certain rules throughout our lives. Hold your sippy cup with two hands. Look both ways before you […]

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Who, Which, and That

Posted: March 25th, 2014, 12:37 pm   By: brittany.corners
“I want a guy who can play 36 holes and still have enough energy to take me and Warren to a ball game, and eat hot dogs—I’m talkin’ sausage hot dogs—and beer, not light beer, but beer. That’s my ad, print it up.”—There is indeed something about Mary Jensen’s stringent requirements for a mate

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Numerals

Posted: March 24th, 2014, 12:29 pm   By: brittany.corners
“You look like a future pedophile in this picture, number one. Number two, it doesn’t even have a first name, it just says ‘McLovin’!”—Seth spelling out the numbers behind a bad fake ID

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Indefinite Pronouns

Posted: March 20th, 2014, 4:27 pm   By: brittany.corners
“Man, I love ‘Cops.’ Definitely the best show on Fox. Showing the American justice system at work: beating the crap out of people before judges let ’em go. Almost makes me want to pay taxes.”—Al Bundy, the everyman with few indefinite opinions

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Interrogative Pronouns

Posted: March 19th, 2014, 1:08 pm   By: brittany.corners
Marty DiBergi: “What was he the saint of?” David St. Hubbins: “He was the patron saint of quality footwear.” -An interrogative pronoun leads to a saintly answer

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