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Friday, November 07, 2008
 
White House Butler

I hope the Obama folks see this article and make sure Mr. Allen gets an invite to an inauguration party or some sort of later get together at the House. I think we'll probably see all sorts of celebrations or recognitions of our collective progress on racial issues over the next four years.


 
End User Agreements



You could make a million variations of this, and I would likely find them all funny.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008
 
Grammar

I like to consider myself a bit of a stickler when it comes to grammar and spelling. That may show up here a bit less than it does in my business writing, but I usually try here as well. The writing-style mavens over at the NYT have a good quiz today with 10 recent examples from the paper that slipped by without correction. Read the items as written and see if you can identify the grammatical issues. I pathetically only got a single answer correct (the blatant issue in #2). I feel that I should have gotten 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10. 6, 8, and 9 I would never have gotten. Maybe I'd do better if I wrote more.