Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When grammar elements go out drinking.

Jenny sent this along from a FaceBook post by Jeff Blackmer--
A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.
A question mark walks into a bar?
Two quotation marks "walk into" a bar.
A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.
The bar was walked into by the passive voice.
Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave. 


Jenny said...

Jeff Blackmer, author of Draegnstoen and The Highland King, posted it on FaceBook. I'm not sure if he wrote it or found it somewhere.

Edittorrent said...

Hilarious! Jenny, thank you for sharing that! I giggled all the way through it.


Guy said...

This is perfect.

Also: The Dangling Modifiers would be a sweet name for a literary punk band that only knows three chords.

Gayle Carline said...

This is why I don't let my intransitive verbs out without adult supervision. They always leave their senses.