Conversations with grammarati
~ 30 January 2006 ~
Incredible. Today’s post marks the fourth in 7 days. That’s a record for me. I suppose I just can’t stop writing of late, though don’t expect that trend to continue.
Speaking of writing, I received this email last week from a reader we’ll call “Bobby” (name changed to avoid embarassment to said reader).
Now, I don’t mind a good correction when warranted, but when someone takes their craft — in this case, writing — so seriously that they feel obligated to condescend any offenders, I take issue with that.
However, I managed to hold back and send a tempered reply:
Bobby wrote this in return:
My reply? Went a little something like this:
Oops. Guess we all need a little correcting from time to time.
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