Monday, July 4, 2011
What the *%#)#! is a R-U-L-E?
A rule is close to a law in that it cannot be altered. An honest rule has no exceptions. Imagine the rules of baseball if they were flexible: three strikes, you're out (except...); you're tagged stealing a base, you're out (except...); a caught fly is an automatic out (except...)! An honest grammar anarchist refuses to talk about "rules" when discussing U.S. language.
Posted by The Grammar Anarchist at 1:25 PM