Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sigh...

I want a little rubber stamp that says Put The Period Inside The Quotation Mark.

Also, one that says, What noun does this pronoun refer back to?

And one that says, Use a colon here, NOT a semi-colon.

(Why, yes, I am grading essays. How can you tell?)

6 comments:

A White Bear said...

I need ones that say "Be specific!" "What does this mean?" and "Explicate!"

tonks said...

Has anyone used "alot" yet? That's the one that really gets my panties in a twist...and I'm not even an academic.

Nice Korean spam, BTW.

delagar said...

Ooo, I want What does this mean!

Bardiac said...

I want yours, and one about count nouns. For some reason, an "amount of dogs" really bothers me. :(

Clearly, I need to get a life.

Anonymous said...

The art of putting the period inside the quotation mark is tough to get across to anyone who isn't familiar with the Chicago Manual. I was fortunate to have lived inside this book for a few years. I quietly "fix" the documents that cross my desk and say nothing. I feel better. Nobody else notices.

--L

Trina said...

I want those too! I'd stamp them all over our local "newspaper" and return copies to their editorial offices every day.