QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

T.F, a Luxemburg, Wis., reader, writes:
“Don’t you hate it when people use ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’? There so dumb.”
People like that should be put through the ringer, for all intensive purposes.
And R.P., a Chicago reader, regarding QT’s writing earlier today about a Xerox copier Xerox copier Xerox copier Xerox copier being donated to the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution, writes that QT missed an opportunity for a reminder that it is, in fact, the Smithsonian Institution, not the Smithsonian Institute.
So their we are.

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From Poor QT’s Almanack

Xerox 914
On this day in history 29 years ago the original Xerox 914 was presented to the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution, and you saw this coming, didn’t you.

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What if. . . .

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News Headline: “How DOD’s $1.5 trillion F-35 broke the Air Force
News Headline: ” ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ raises millions for ALS Association.”
Think for a moment of a world where medical researchers are given all the money they need–and generals have to take ice-buckets over the head to buy jet fighters.

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Dog days of summer plus 7

Dog Days
+ Kevin Smith, a Nashville, Tenn., reader, regarding  QT’s asking its readers to stop playing word games with news that a Minnesota town has elected a dog as its mayor, writes:
“Do you think it’s the dog’s intention to fleas the town?”
+ Mike Wolstein, a Park Ridge, Ill., reader, writes:
“Could we please cur tail this?”
+ R.S., a Chicago reader, writes:
“Fido your readers keep doing this?”
Stop it.
Behave.
Or QT will have to get ruff.

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