Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Timothy McSweeney Explains It All For You

Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is the online version of a literary journal first published in 1998, and which is found in most sophisticated bookstores. A recent issue featured a piece by Eric Auld entitled ...

Seven Bar Jokes
Involving Grammar and Punctuation

1. A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

2. A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.

3. A question mark walks into a bar?

4. Two quotation marks “walk into” a bar.

5. A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

6. The bar was walked into by the passive voice.

7. Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.

And so it goes ...