23.12.11

Boas Festas!

The British writer Richard Adams, appearing alongside Gore Vidal on That Was The Week That Was, called his work "meretricious."

"Pardon?" said Vidal.


"Meretricious."

"Meretricious to you," the American replied, "and a happy new year."

19.12.11

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world...


Cada um tem o que merece, diz-se. Nós, se calhar, merecemos isto. Esta citação, desta  pessoa, numa campanha destas organizada por esta associação, neste país.  Mas não deixa de ser triste.

Votos de um natal lúcido e de um 2012 possível.

5.12.11

Seven Bar Jokes Involving Grammar and Punctuation.


1. A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.
2. A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.
3. A question mark walks into a bar?
4. Two quotation marks “walk into” a bar.
5. A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.
6. The bar was walked into by the passive voice.
7. Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.

Por  Eric K. Auld, na MacSweeney's.

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