Friday, October 7, 2011

Haiku Friday - Grammar Edition

The Depths of My Love for This Particular Type of Punctuation Rival The Depths of Hatred that Trojans Have for Giant Wooden Horses
Commas got you down?
Writing have that "blah" feeling?
Use semicolons!1

An Incomplete Set of Instructions
Take two separate
(But related) thoughts, and then:
Join them together!

I didn't make up this example
The strippers are not
JFK and Stalin (ew)
Thanks, Oxford comma!

"I am sorry for this incontinence to all of you but I have no choice in the matter"
Dearest Architect
Proofread, please - inconvenience,
Not incontinence

To be fair, I sometimes wrote "a lot" as one word until I read this
Don't get me started
On your/you're or their/they're/there
Just read The Oatmeal

1For the love of God, and all that is holy, I do not mean to imply that you can just replace commas with semicolons at will.


  1. The Oatmeal one is good, but I like the Alot Monster at Hyperbole and a Half:

  2. It's true, the Alot Monster is the best grammar post that I've seen. I thought she did a they're/their/there, too, but I didn't feel like taking the time to find it and stick it in a haiku.