Wendy's favorite quotes

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Friday, October 28, 2011

Grammar Thief, and the Hag Herself.

Grammar is an evil hag that haunts writer's dreams and laughs as they dither into the wee hours of the morning--staring at the computer screen with haunted faces, agonizing over punctuation.

We've had our disagreements, grammar and I, but over the years, we've learned to tolerate each other fairly well. We give each other our proper space and even, dare I say it, respect. She's learned to bend just a little now and then, and I've learned to stay on her good side whenever possible.

The good news is that the more time we spend together, the better we get along. I don't know that we'll ever be friends, but I think we have developed a good professional working relationship.

How is your relationship with grammar? Do you love her, obsess over her, hate her? How do you deal with all the rules?


Mike Keyton said...

A healthy respect, I guess. But, Wendy, I love the poster

Rita Webb said...

No matter how well I understand grammar, I still find phrases and sentences that defy my ability to properly punctuate.

Michelle Teacress said...

I love grammar rules like I love chocolate (this makes me think of L Snicket's "The Wide Window"). Sadly I don't know all of the rules, but that's where Google comes in. :)