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Thread #159749   Message #3791151
Posted By: saulgoldie
19-May-16 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
Subject: RE: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
I scanned this thread to see if anyone mentioned this. Not grammar, but unforgivable, nonetheless.

One affixes one's "John Hancock" on the appropriate line. One does not affix one's "John Henry" unless one is using a 9 pound hammer. John *Hancock* was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He signed with an YUGE flourish. John *Henry* was, of course, a steel-driving man, and likely had little use for a fountain pen. Honestly, people, can we *puleeze* keep our "Johns" straight??

Oh, jeez! I just realized what I inadvertently did there with "Johns" and "straight!!" But it's too late, baby, this keyboard thing doesn't have a backspace/delete/correctype. So the error stays!

Yowzah!! It's not safe out there for anyone, anytime, anywhere!