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The grammar police are at it again
By Andy Rooney

ANYONE WHO writes anything that gets into print receives letters from the grammar police.
The grammar police are a large, unaffiliated group of readers, usually women, often retired schoolteachers, who pour over the newspaper every day searching for dumb mistakes — like writers who say “pour” when they mean “pore.”
It’s seldom that a person who looks for errors can’t find a few, and you can tell from the tone of the letters they write that it makes them feel good all over. They’re proud of themselves. If I’m lucky, the errors they find aren’t in my column — but I’m not always lucky.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:29 AM

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