(Originally posted Monday, April 28, 2008 ) Argh! Another day of work has kept me from blogging until the wee hours. Thus I invite you not to pay so much attention to me today as to go see what's up at some of my friends' blogs.
My friend Casey has a good one about being a mom in Texas: http://redneckmother.blogspot.com/
Her husband Chris has a blog about writing for the children's book industry called "Bartography": see it here: http://www.chrisbarton.info/blog/blog.html
I have other friends with blogs I'm forgetting because it's very early (late).
So now that I've been up copy editing all night, a quick list of the latest grammatical terms:
--*Back-formed non-count nouns
--*Run-on deictic pointing word fetish
--*The high-hat gerund misplacement
--*The oblong miscue
--*The oversexed phrasal adjective
--*The hostile "that"
--*The galloping "whence"
--*More "The and A"! More "The and A"!
--*The full-frontal verb hedge
--*The diarrhea run-on clause
--*The serial comma cock block
--*The noble failure back formation variant
--*The throbbing inflection
--*The "why don't you stick your head up your ass and bounce up and down until you disappear" diminutive suffix
--*The "I accuse you" German noun case
--*The blameless businessman passive voice
--*The "what me worry?" dative case
--*The "that's what she said" elliptical dangler