I must have missed an email somewhere.

A woman without her man is nothing.

Oh, wait.

I think I meant:

A woman:  without her, man is nothing.

Happy Friday!

On 4/24/09, Martinek, Carla <CMartinek at zebra.com> wrote:
> Forsooth, and if thy language dost ne'er evolv'd, henceforth thee
> wouldst speaketh as the ancient Bard. Verily, the words of man must
> changeth and groweth as the seasons change -- looketh upon all the
> wordings which the Bard hast introduc'd into our speech. Woulds't thou
> changeth all that?
> -Carla
> (with apologies, but since yesterday was "Talk Like Shakespeare Day" in
> Chicago...)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+cmartinek=zebra.com at lists.techwr-l.com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+cmartinek=zebra.com at lists.techwr-l.com] On
> Behalf Of Handy, David
> Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 7:02 AM
> To: Gene Kim-Eng; techwr-l at lists.techwr-l.com
> Subject: RE: Today's exercise in misunderstanding English
> Buck it, Gene - buck it!
> This isn't just a matter of a new word gatecrashing the dictionary. This
> is key grammar.
> The number of people who think that legalized bad grammar is a portent
> of a crumbling civilization is kinda small, but it includes me; and if
> we writers don't jump up and down about this, nobody will. Grammar =
> expressivity. Replace sensible grammar rules with "ok, whatever" and you
> limit people's ability to say *exactly* what they mean.
> By the way, I'm not jumping on Gene here, or whoever wrote the original
> sentence - gramnmar is tough, time is short, and jargon happens. But
> remember Gandhi - be the lexical change you want to see in the world!
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