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Re: Re: Banter: Omnipotence
Poster: Sallie Montuori <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Thu, 11 Jul 1996, Henry Best wrote:
> have committed the Harnfinkle Error. Mrs. Harnfinkle is the composite
> avatar of all elementary school grammar teachers. She is the woman who
> first replied to your question of "Can I go get a drink?" with "Well, you
> _can_; but you _may_ not."
Oh, so *that's* what her name is! (I always thought it was my mother,
but that's a different story -- and she frequently said instead, "I
don't know; can you?)
> Mr. Language Person says you must write, 1024 times, "I may not banter
> semantics with poor grammar."
Oh, how fiendishly appropriate! Including the number! ;->
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