Sunday, August 08



"Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" Let us analyze that sentence for a moment. If you're a stickler, you probably think the singular verb "is" should have been the plural "are," but if you read it closely, you'll see I'm using the intransitive plural subjunctive tense. So the word "is" are correct.

In my sentences I go where no man has gone before...I am a boon to the English language.

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1 Personally I liked the moment when he pledged his devotion to finding new ways to harm his country!

Posted by: Rob at Sunday, August 08 2004 08:53 AM (WJnNT)

2 Well, yes. Mind you, Kerry managed to dedicate himself to spreading terrorism... It's gotta be tough when every word you say is recorded, but at least Bush has a sense of humour about it. (The whole quote above is Bush, by the way, talking about his earlier slip-up.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, August 08 2004 11:14 AM (+S1Ft)

3 You gotta a love a man with a sense of humor, especially about himself!

Posted by: Susie at Sunday, August 08 2004 02:33 PM (CSnd4)

4 Thing is: thinking of all the bad things that can go wrong is usually a good step to take when you're trying to protect something. But since Bush is Eeeeeeviiil then he obviously must've made the supervillain mistake of outlining his Evil Plan. Or something.

Posted by: Patrick Chester at Sunday, August 08 2004 03:20 PM (MKaa5)

5 More likely, I think, is that Bush began the sentence "Rarely is the question asked...". But by the time he got to the end he thought he'd said "Rarely the question asked...", and completed the sentence as (he thought) "Rarely the question asked is: 'Are children learning?'" Just my theory.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at Monday, August 09 2004 05:01 AM (t4/Bc)

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