Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Royally literate

Aisling just asked me, "What's the difference between a participial phrase and an adverb clause?"

I sat and thought for a moment. "I have no idea," I finally admitted.

She gave me a bleak look. "I thought you were, like, the QUEEN of grammar."

"No, I replied with dignity. "I am the QUEEN of literature. I am merely the lady-in-waiting of grammar."

1 comment:

Kayte said...

Dear Queen: it's time they learn the sad facts, we can't lay our hands on important information that even ten years ago would have been at our fingertips. Facts must be faced. It's a sad sad day. At least around here, most of them aren't saying, "Off with her head!"