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[16 Sep 2006|04:28pm]

ktg_is_weird_08
Hello, my fellow grammarians! Your mod Katie here. It's been quite awhile, hasn't it?

Let's attempt to keep this community alive! News updates, grammar questions, stories on how the idiots at work (or school, in my case) can't speak and/or write correctly, puns you heard/made up the other day... you know, fun stuff like that!

Current News In the Lederer World


- Ever wanted to take a cruise to the Panama Canal with Richard Lederer himself? Well, now you can!
This is especially appealing to me because I live in Tampa. Go to the site for more info.

- Now you can get Lederer's radio show "A Way With Words" via iTunes Podcast! Go here or here to subscribe.



Let's also try to promote this community, yeah?
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Hello? [21 Feb 2005|08:30pm]

lastpunslinger
[ mood | hyper ]

Aww, this community is kinda dead. I lost my Anguished English book awhile back and just bought a new copy on Saturday. It still has the power to make me laugh hysterically, and I can't read it aloud properly. One of the best books EVER. When I saw this community I ran to it, emitting whelps all the way.

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I would love to hear Richard expound on this! [24 Sep 2004|03:59pm]

raendrop
[ mood | amused ]

Mo. Man Legally Changes His Name to "They"

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A Branson man has put a face to the anonymous references people often make to "they" by changing his name to just that: "They."

The former Andrew Wilson, a 43-year-old self-employed inventor, was granted legal permission last week by a circuit judge to change his name.

It's just They, no surname.

He also has changed his driver's license to reflect his new name

They said he did it for humor to address the common reference to "they."

"'They do this,' or 'They're to blame for that.' Who is this 'they' everyone talks about? 'They' accomplish such great things. Somebody had to take responsibility," he said.

Now, his friends are getting used to his new name.

"They call up and say, 'Is They there?'"

He acknowledged the name could drive grammarians crazy.

"Not only is he making a statement about his name, but he's messing with the entire English language," friend Craig Erickson said.

They holds 14 patents including Ground-Effect lighting, used to create a neon glow beneath vehicles and patented in 1987.

His newest product is "Shades Eyewear," which have a built-in visor over each sunglass lens. The visors protect the eyes from glare without having to wear a hat, he said.

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New Arrival... [19 Sep 2004|03:44pm]

xiuzan
[ mood | creative ]

I just joined, so I guess I should introduce myself. I'm Suzanne, AKA XiuZan. I've been into languages and linguistics since I was a wee tyke, so it's only natural that I'd be a Richard Lederer fan. So far, though, I've only read one of his books. I found Adventures of a Verbivore at a used bookstore about 7 years ago. I would read the book while sitting at the laundromat to prevent total boredom. Sometimes I'd get so into it that I'd forget about the laundry!

Eventually, I'd like to go back to school and get a Masters Degree in something linguistics related. Someday I'll figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I'll just pretend that I'm not already an adult, who should have already chosen a career path ;).

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What Would Richard Say? [23 Jul 2004|12:31am]

raendrop
[ mood | hot ]

This got me thinking...

If the past tense of "seek" is sought, then should the past tense of "peek" be pought? Reek, rought?

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THE FIRST ENTRY! [03 Jul 2004|02:06pm]

ktg_is_weird_08
[ mood | happy ]

Hey guys! I'm the mod, and this is a test entry. Hope you like the journal, and please join if you're a fan of the wonderful Richard Lederer.

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