Friday, September 30, 2011

Grammar Jokes

So I got feedback from my agent yesterday for Begonia Bribe.  She loves the story but thought perhaps I should work ahead a little more for the polish... erm... oops... I TRIED!  I really did! This one just seemed to be hard to WRITE for the first part... but then feedback time was SUMMER and people were BUSY, so it didn't have nearly the number of eyes on it that my first one did...

I know better now...

What that MEANS though, is last night and today are commited to going through her changes for the final deal, and so instead of a blog full of clever words, I am sharing some comics that have amused me a lot...


Really... could anything BE more me?
 Somebody shared it on FB. The 'owner' was Zain Sheriff, but don't know if he's the artist, or just the sharer...





You've probablyl seen this...














This goes with some Aussie humour (see, when it's Aussie, humour gets a 'u').

How is a MAN like a wombat?

He eats, roots and leaves.

But to understand, you have to know 'roots' in Australia is... erm... a euphemism for the big dandy, if you know what I mean... and you ALSO have to be able to spot the misplaced comma... So it is an Aussie insider grammar joke! (Ausome, eh?)


And finally... because I'm me and Misattributing is my superpower...

It's a thing of beauty, isn't it?


So wish me luck on my deadline... (because it might kill me).

And I will be here tomorrow to begin NaBloWriMo!!!!

18 comments:

Chary Johnson said...

You crack me up! Love the punctuation jokes. Good luck on the send off to your agent. Congrats!

Trisha said...

Wooot, I'm always happy when we Aussies get a mention! hehe

Old Kitty said...

Comma Sutra!! I want the book!! LOL!!! and an Aussie dictionary! LOL!

And a wombat.

Have a most NAKED time polishing!! GOOD LUCK!! Take care
x

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great comics. :) And good luck with the deadline and the polishing!

Jayne said...

Oh I love that Yoda pic! Thanks for the giggle and tons of good luck for your deadline! :)

Words A Day said...

Good luck with your deadline. Enjoyed the post. How could I have reached this age without knowing what a root is:)

Jan Morrison said...

I love comma jokes! I think it is because I'm comma aphasic. It makes me write like Hemmingway. Short punchy sentences. yes. it is good.
Mucho love and energy and so on with your edit. I am one chapter away from having put all my last edits in. close. very close.

Talli Roland said...

I love the eating grandma one. :)

Good luck, good luck on the deadline! You can do it!

Johanna Garth said...

I love those and good luck with adding the polish!

Becky Mahoney said...

HEEEE. This post is the best.

Hart Johnson said...

HA! SENT!!! Glad everyone is enjoying some giggles! So interesting to see everyones preferences.

Tonja said...

That's great you're so close!

Michael Offutt said...

It's kinda similar to the humor found on Family Guy in nearly every episode. Just taking things super literal.

Julie Hedlund said...

Love these! From a fellow grammar geek...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You can do it, Hart!

Shaik said...

Absolutely PERFECT I absolutely love your post! Thanks for the posting.


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Christopher Allen said...

I love the comma sutra thingy of beauty.

Jonnie Comet said...

HAHAHAHA this is terrific, Hart. Where do you get it all? :)