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Holly Resurrected
March 23, 2005 at 2:50 am

Heh, I was wondering where Jesus went off to. Great new comic, Bernie!

Xeno.Morph
March 23, 2005 at 6:32 am

Will Moses make an appearance? Or Buddha? Maybe even Spongebob? What about Boris and Zeeve (Did I type them correctly?)? How many question marks do I have? Holly wakes up really early.

:W:
March 23, 2005 at 7:29 am

And what about that damn song “Isn’t it ironic…” or perhaps that’s what Alanis meant… isn’t it ironic that nothing I sing about constitutes irony… sneaky Canadians. Great comic!

Serve
March 23, 2005 at 8:25 am

Well, you said you cut her slack as she managed to write a song whose chorus starts with DAMN!…
While we are on the subject of grammer Nazis, should it maybe read
…managed to write a song thats chorus starts with DAMN!…???

Just kidding man!

Guest
March 23, 2005 at 9:05 am

Well, actually… You know what? Be right back. I’m getting an account!

Socran
March 23, 2005 at 9:10 am

DAMN! I didn’t mean to press submit!

That’s my new song. Do I get kudos? Anyway, “a song thats chorus” just sounds wierd. I AM a grammar nazi, and I’d definitely insist that you stick with whose on that one. I guess I’m not a grammar nazi as much as a “sounds right” nazi. Also, what kind of crazy ring tones have you heard? I’m trying to convert this one single-instrument version of the Super Mario RPG boss song into one. I don’t even use a cell phone, but I will if I can get this thing working!

vrfish
March 23, 2005 at 9:35 am

what about GOT MILK???

shari
March 23, 2005 at 9:51 am

Have you heard the Prince version of the song? You might like it better.

Then again, if the grammar is the problem, there’s no hope.

I’ve been trying to let go of caring about grammar ever since I noticed that Microsoft has “Waiting on someone” (instead of “Waiting for someone”) as a status indicator in Outlook. You can’t fight the man.

Curses to my 10th grade english teacher for making me care.

But “Damn” is a good song. And don’t forget the classic, “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby.”

Too Lazy to Sign Up
March 23, 2005 at 10:03 am

Any concept of grammar was pretty much blown when online chat rooms were invented. BRB, ROTFLMAO, WTF, etc, ad nauseum…

– Bryant
Too lazy to sign up but not too lazy to vode for aLp on buzzComix!

Guest
March 23, 2005 at 10:07 am

Serve wrote:
While we are on the subject of grammer Nazis, should it maybe read…managed to write a song thats chorus starts with DAMN!…???

I have never heard of such a word or correlative as thatswhose is correct usage, but most North Americans don’t know how to use it.

lb008d
March 23, 2005 at 10:33 am

That song has always bothered me for the grammar error. Is using the subjunctive so difficult?

Ossicle
March 23, 2005 at 10:51 am

Hooray, grammar Nazis! Very funny. Other pet peeves of mine, which I’d correct thus:

(From The Doors’ “Light My Fire”)
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I were to say to you
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

(From The Doors’ “Touch Me”)
Now, I’m gonna love you, Till the heavens stop the rain
I’m gonna love you
Till the stars fall from the sky for you and me

Well, all right, making that change totally f#$s up the rhyme scene (such as it is), but still, “for you and me” bugs me every time I hear it.

And speaking of bugging me every time I hear it, I hate how Don McClean pronounces “February” as “Feb-yoo-ary” in his otherwise perfect rendition of “American Pie.”

ywwg
March 23, 2005 at 10:52 am

Xeno.Morph wrote:
Will Moses make an appearance? Or Buddha?

I’d rather not. Then AlP would become another sinfest and we don’t need that.

Terra
March 23, 2005 at 11:18 am

Anonymous wrote:

Serve wrote:
While we are on the subject of grammer Nazis, should it maybe read…managed to write a song thats chorus starts with DAMN!…???

I have never heard of such a word or correlative as thatswhose is correct usage, but most North Americans don’t know how to use it.

Actually, the correct word would be “which.”

… managed to write a song for which the chorus starts with DAMN! …

On a separate note, great comic! Hysterical, really :)

Terra the Pedant

Guest
March 23, 2005 at 11:19 am

… argh, IN which, not FOR which.

Terra the Sleep Deprived Pedant

Guest
March 23, 2005 at 12:18 pm

Terra wrote:
Actually, the correct word would be “which.”

Whose is actually correct because it actually means of which; it is the possessive / genitive form.

Roadrunner
March 23, 2005 at 12:53 pm

Hehe…. Damn that’s funny….. :)

-=[Roadrunner]=-

Guest
March 23, 2005 at 1:05 pm

“If I were president, I would lower taxes.”
“If I was president, then I don’t remember it.”

Also, Bryant, that’s spelled nauseam.

-jdm314

Guest
March 23, 2005 at 4:25 pm

Face it. The English subjunctive is but a shadow if its former self. Oh well…might as well kill it off already.

Chicklet
March 23, 2005 at 4:43 pm

Help!
I have that song in my head now!
Just the chorus. It keeps going over and over!
This could be worse than the “I want a new drug” debacle of 1997!

Arrrgh!

Jackson Marten
March 23, 2005 at 5:08 pm

Holy crap — let’s not forget all the bullshit grammar practices that goes into any rap song ever made.

Nelly: “Hot In Herre.”

Word, biatch!

Xeno.Morph
March 23, 2005 at 6:16 pm

Too Lazy to Sign Up wrote:
Any concept of grammar was pretty much blown when online chat rooms were invented. BRB, ROTFLMAO, WTF, etc, ad nauseum…

– Bryant
Too lazy to sign up but not too lazy to vode for aLp on buzzComix!

I voted too today.

STFU (Sounds like you’re saying STIFOO)
Mofo (Pretty ridiculous)
BRB (Be right back or bathroom break)
WTF (At least you’re not saying the F word)
BBL (These two are different. This one is for over two hours or sometime in the same day)
BBS (This one is for an hour to two hours)
GFY (Go something yourself. Pretty recent)
UMS (Starcraft/warcraft, Use Map Settings)
ROTFLMFAO (A correction of the above quote. You forgot the F)
LOL (There’s a website based on Lol)
: D
X D
: )
; )
: P
C:Spot
C:SpotRun
RunSpotRun

Xeno.Morph
March 23, 2005 at 6:31 pm

[color=red:22751cf502][size=24:22751cf502]BERNIE’S PICKING ON ME.[/size:22751cf502][/color:22751cf502]

Xeno.Morph
March 23, 2005 at 6:39 pm

ywwg wrote:

Xeno.Morph wrote:
Will Moses make an appearance? Or Buddha?

I’d rather not. Then AlP would become another sinfest and we don’t need that.

Eh, I don’t see how introducing holy people can cause sin. Unless you got a twisted mind. Also, I was just joking. OH CRAP! I FORGOT JK IN MY POST ABOUT ABBREVIATIONS!

JK (I don’t got nuthin’)

If you could define yourself in two words, what would they be?

Grammar Pirate. Err… Nazi. Err… nazis are evil… Ahaha soup nazi…
Spontaneous Eggyolk!
Spontaneous COMBUSTION! (Look mom, no hands!)
Spork Column! Wait, that doesn’t describe me…

Fickle? That’s just one word. Fickle Pickle. What about you guys?

CaptainSexy
March 23, 2005 at 8:39 pm

Actually, “It’s Me, Margaret,” is the correct usage.

Xeno.Morph
March 23, 2005 at 8:58 pm

Usage? Or use of grammar?

Holly Resurrected
March 23, 2005 at 11:11 pm

Xeno.Morph wrote:
Holly wakes up really early.

No, Holly just stays up late. Actually, I wrote that at midnight last night, which was around three New York time, I think. I’m in California.

KTinNYC
March 23, 2005 at 11:33 pm

CaptainSexy wrote:
Actually, “It’s Me, Margaret,” is the correct usage.

I was about to say that. Yes, it is correct: “Me” is the object; “I” would have be the subject, which “it” already is. Same with toys are us (if you want to try to get your brain around it): “toys” = subject, in the plural, appropriately followed by “are”, with “us” being the object. Compare: “They are us”.

That said, I have no idea which song the strip is referencing… If it is new, that explains it- I don’t listen to pop radio.

Buggernutty
March 24, 2005 at 3:22 am

shari wrote:
Have you heard the Prince version of the song? You might like it better.

(*sprays cola and blood from nose*)

GAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAOWWWWWWWWWW

I love it when a webstripper publicly messes his pants over something so completely insignificant. (Best example to date: the dink at Twisted Kaiju Theater blowing his diaper completely off, ranting for several paragraphs because two anti-tobacco ads ran on TV one day.)

What the Hell is anyone doing watching “Joan of Arcadia” in the first place?

If that song gets stuck in your head, try imagining the Dr. Evil version. That usually cleans it out for me…

tenchi89
March 24, 2005 at 10:25 am

My personal language demon is every line from Star Wars II. There is one in particually that nearly made send a “package” to Mr Lucas, but I can’t remember exactly how it went. It was something like “I truely deeply love you, and before I die I wanted you to know.” I know it seems almost passibly when you read it, but say it outloud and ask yourself. WOULD YOU EVER SAY THIS! I don’t know. I may still be bitter that my child hood has been destroyed. Oh well.

Too Lazy to Sign Up
March 24, 2005 at 10:26 am

jdm314 wrote:
Also, Bryant, that’s spelled nauseam.

:shock: Oh damn… well, at least the embarassment of mispelling it will remind me how to spell it in the future! :D

– Bryant
Too lazy to sign up but not too lazy to vode for aLp on buzzComix! Even on the off days!! (If I remember or don’t get swamped at work.)

Treach
March 24, 2005 at 11:07 am

Nope, “It is I” and “Toys R We” are technically correct. But “It’s me” is used so much that that’s really fine too.

Treachout

EldrichAquarium
March 24, 2005 at 11:25 am

I.W.I.W.A.L. (I Wish I Was A Lesbian) – Loudon Wainwright III

(spoken)
“Okay, I’m riding around in this car with this woman that I’m close to a couple of times a week. I’m noticing that shes looking out of the window and noicing other women. How this one looks, isn’t her hair lovely, what a nice outfit…
I said, babe what is the deal? You’re noticing all these other chicks… maybe you’re a lesbian.

She looks at me and she says ‘I wish I was a lesbian.’ Now at that point I wanted to say ‘you mean you wish you were a lesbian’, because gramatically… But I let it slide, I didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. But you know that sentence, that retort, I wish I was a lesbian…”

He then proceeds to sing I wish I was a lesbian.
Funny song, funnier Anime Music Video, and definately something I could see abe watching, probably by accident.

Keep up the good work Bernie!
Now I’ve got to go vote for you and light some incense for my shrine to Preston.

Captain Sexy
March 24, 2005 at 12:43 pm

Treach wrote:
Nope, “It is I” and “Toys R We” are technically correct. But “It’s me” is used so much that that’s really fine too.

Treachout

Lies. Lies, I say.

Xeno.Morph
March 24, 2005 at 3:30 pm

tenchi89 wrote:
My personal language demon is every line from Star Wars II. There is one in particually that nearly made send a “package” to Mr Lucas, but I can’t remember exactly how it went. It was something like “I truely deeply love you, and before I die I wanted you to know.” I know it seems almost passibly when you read it, but say it outloud and ask yourself. WOULD YOU EVER SAY THIS! I don’t know. I may still be bitter that my child hood has been destroyed. Oh well.

Yay, I quoted an entire post. A post full of typos. What’s a “package”?

Xeno.Morph
March 24, 2005 at 3:32 pm

EldrichAquarium wrote:
Keep up the good work Bernie!
Now I’ve got to go vote for you and light some incense for my shrine to Preston.

Traitor! TRAITOR! You know you’re an Abefan! Don’t deny your true inner feelings! I hope your Preston Shrine burns through an incense accident!

I wouldn’t mind Abe in my hive…

anonymous123
March 24, 2005 at 11:52 pm

Captain Sexy wrote:

Treach wrote:
Nope, “It is I” and “Toys R We” are technically correct. But “It’s me” is used so much that that’s really fine too.

Treachout

Lies. Lies, I say.

Actually, it is correct. In both examples the verb is a form of the infinitive “to be”, and thus is a linking verb. The I and We are both predicate nominitives which rename the subject. The predicate nominitive uses the nominitive case, which happens to be I and We in these examples.

I am Xeno.Morph
March 25, 2005 at 12:38 am

You know you’re addicted to the computer when your quote box is bigger than your post. *Looks at herself -.-*

-=kumo=-
March 25, 2005 at 5:43 am

yeah that is true and its funny seeing people bag other people about there grammer when they cant even SPELL for abe’s sake

Socran
March 25, 2005 at 9:21 am

Ossicle wrote:

(From The Doors’ “Touch Me”)
Now, I’m gonna love you, Till the heavens stop the rain
I’m gonna love you
Till the stars fall from the sky for you and me

Well, all right, making that change totally f#$s up the rhyme scene (such as it is), but still, “for you and me” bugs me every time I hear it.

Actually, “for you and me” is perfectly fine. As an absurd amount of English teachers would say, when finding out whether a particular side of a conjunction is correct, you should say the sentence without the other side. The stars fall for me. compared to the stars fall for I? THAT sounds like crap.

Guest
March 26, 2005 at 10:46 pm

anonymous123 wrote:

Captain Sexy wrote:

Treach wrote:
Nope, “It is I” and “Toys R We” are technically correct. But “It’s me” is used so much that that’s really fine too.

Treachout

Lies. Lies, I say.

Actually, it is correct. In both examples the verb is a form of the infinitive “to be”, and thus is a linking verb. The I and We are both predicate nominitives which rename the subject. The predicate nominitive uses the nominitive case, which happens to be I and We in these examples.

I have no idea what you are talking about. I only know subject and object. I’m a science geek, sorry.

ct03
July 12, 2005 at 6:43 am

Socran wrote:

… As an absurd amount of English teachers would say…

and that should, of course, be a number of teachers…

desert_drum
July 12, 2005 at 12:09 pm

Anonymous wrote:

Serve wrote:
While we are on the subject of grammer Nazis, should it maybe read…managed to write a song thats chorus starts with DAMN!…???

I have never heard of such a word or correlative as thatswhose is correct usage, but most North Americans don’t know how to use it.

A song is not a “who.” The correct way would be “…managed to write a song in which the chorus starts with DAMN!.” Naturally, few people write or speak that way except when formality is required, so informally, there’s a lot of leeway on things like this.

John Baima
January 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

Don’t you wish your girlfriend WERE able to use the subjunctive properly?

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