Friday, November 17, 2006

Overheard

While waiting for a concert to begin:

"He said, 'I'm the reason you're gonna be able to buy that cheaper now.'"
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comments: 4

willie mink said...

And she replied, "And I'll soon be the reason for an improvement in your grammar."

Stefan Hagemann said...

I can't help but think, Willie, of this Edward Gorey limerick (though I'm typing from memory, so forgive any small error):

There was a young lady whose stammer
Was atrocious and so was her grammar.
Things did not improve
When her husband was moved
To knock out her teeth with a hammer.

Lee said...

Actually, Michael, I think it's quite acceptable if idiomatic usage.

Michael Leddy said...

Hmm. I posted this one just for the mystery of it: What is "that"? And in what way is "he" "the reason"? Is "he" a salesman giving someone a deal? A maker of knock-off designer dresses? Sam Walton?