Friday, August 19, 2011

Marriage 301, Lecture 241: Grammar police


SH: Do you want me to print that [job application] letter?

Me: Yes. That's why I sent it to you.

SH: But there's a sentence fragment! And you didn't put "Wisconsin" in the address!

Me: That's because they know they are in Wisconsin and they know [our town] is in Wisconsin. [Probably because our towns share the border of 124th Street.]

SH: And you just wrote "37 Street" instead of "37th."

Me: I know.

SH: But it's wrong!

Me: Not really. That's style preferences.

SH: You're supposed to be formal and perfect!

Me: It's not an engineering job. It's a job at a company that promotes itself as a fun place to work where they are trying to bring about world peace via food. I don't think they are looking for formal and rigid

SH: You're doing it wrong.

Me: Just print it, please.

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