The very model of an amateur grammarian

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Stroppy Editor

(With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan)

I am the very model of an amateur grammarian
I have a little knowledge and I am authoritarian
But I make no apology for being doctrinarian
We must not plummet to the verbal depths of the barbarian

I’d sooner break my heart in two than sunder an infinitive
And I’d disown my closest family within a minute if
They dared to place a preposition at a sentence terminus
Or sully the Queen’s English with neologisms verminous

I know that ‘soon’ and not ‘right now’ is the true sense of ‘presently’
I’m happy to correct you and I do it oh so pleasantly
I’m not a grammar Nazi; I’m just a linguistic Aryan
I am the very model of an amateur grammarian

I’m sure people appreciate my pointing out their grammar gaffes
And sorting out their sentences and crossing out their paragraphs
When you…

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3 responses to “The very model of an amateur grammarian

  1. Love this! (The misuse of apostrophes drives me crazy!) 🙂

  2. Hi Kris,
    I saw this play. The H.M.S. Pinafore, I believe. Thanks for making people aware of it.
    I wanted to let you know I am linking to you in about three hours. You asked for donuts at my last Meet and Greet, so we are having them during Saturday’s Meet and Greet. I hope you will come by. I got them just for you.
    Janice

    • Hi Janice. I am in Greece at the moment so not sure what time it is for you. I hate time zones. Also, I’m late anyway. I’ll try cutting over to you … 🍩🍩🍩
      .

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