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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:12 PM

30. I've been a professional word nerd for close to 40 years and know all the rules.

Things have changed. Resistance is futile.

There are a few infractions that bother me (less/fewer, lay/lie being the two uppermost), but I've come to accept "they" in preference to he or she, and I don't break out in hives anymore when I see "12 items or less" on a sign. I also have learned not to correct my husband when he tells the dog to lay down, though even she looks at him like he's stupid.

In other words, I've finally learned, "Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff."

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