QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the Chinese Language

Chinese Puns
+ Bill Wade, a Chicago reader, regarding the Chinese government ban on puns and other wordplay as distracting from the proper meanings of Chinese words, which, QT agreed, could be disorienting, writes:
“Isn’t this from the same Chinese government that’s always peking in people’s windows?”
Stop it.
Or QT may have to yangtze switch on this.
+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, regarding the DNA findings that King Richard III’s remains really did end up in a parking lot, which would have put him under a number of tudors, writes:
“Wasn’t he the victim of some kind of coupe?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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Round and Round we go

Santa's Reindeer
K.R., a Baltimore reader, regarding QT’s annual reminders that it isn’t “God rest ye, merry gentlemen” but “God rest ye merry, gentleman” and that Christmas pudding should be stirred clockwise, writes:
“Is this related to the rule that you should not go widdershins around a church?”
Exactly.
And QT forgot one reminder:
The reindeer’s name is Donder, not Donner.

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