Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The NSA’s Grammar Geek

Now available at governmentattic.org: advice columns on grammar and usage from the National Security Agency’s Grammar Geek(s). “Gabby” took over as the Geek after “Gigi” retired. Both names are pseudonyms.

A choice bit from Gigi:

Oh! If I had a dollar for every time I have heard a news anchor solemnly state that such and such “went down” today, I would have enough money for several new grammar books — all of which I would throw at the TV.
How marvelous that the NSA can spy on millions of Americans and still keep its sense of humor.

comments: 2

The Arthurian said...

"The number of NSA employees is officially classified... In 2012, John C. Inglis, the deputy director, said that the total number of NSA employees is 'somewhere between 37,000 and one billion' ... "


They have a good sense of humor, but you might have to grit your teeth.

Michael Leddy said...

And use a secure line. :)