The very model of an amateur grammarian

I love this!!

Stroppy Editor

(With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan)

I am the very model of an amateur grammarian
I have a little knowledge and I am authoritarian
But I make no apology for being doctrinarian
We must not plummet to the verbal depths of the barbarian

I’d sooner break my heart in two than sunder an infinitive
And I’d disown my closest family within a minute if
They dared to place a preposition at a sentence terminus
Or sully the Queen’s English with neologisms verminous

I know that ‘soon’ and not ‘right now’ is the true sense of ‘presently’
I’m happy to correct you and I do it oh so pleasantly
I’m not a grammar Nazi; I’m just a linguistic Aryan
I am the very model of an amateur grammarian

I’m sure people appreciate my pointing out their grammar gaffes
And sorting out their sentences and crossing out their paragraphs
When you…

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2 thoughts on “The very model of an amateur grammarian

  1. That is great… not levelled at anyone we know I suppose! Hah! Gabi Gabi Plumm and Peter Marsh Documentaries and corporate films gabiplumm@bigpond.com http://plummtreeproductions.com http://nz-skeletons-film.com https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nzskeletonsredheads

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    From: lucinda E Clarke Reply-To: lucinda E Clarke Date: Thursday, 18 August 2016 20:37 To: Gabi Plumm Subject: [New post] The very model of an amateur grammarian

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