QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

parrot

News Headline:  “African grey parrot has global summit to thank for protected status.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, has expressed interest in parrots that host summits.
News Headline:  “London Bridge replica crowned world’s largest Lego sculpture.”
And is it time for QT’s biennial reminder that a replica isn’t a replica if it isn’t the same size of what it is supposed to replicate?
Not yet.
But soon.

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QT Early Warning System

cow

News Headline:Derailed train in Iowa hits bar called ‘DeRailed.’ ”
News Headline: “Former Ethical Society of Police president indicted on fraud charges.”
News Headline: “Trucker hauling milk crashes into cow.”
The nation’s current irony outbreak, which had been moving south from Iowa to Missouri, has now veered northeast to Vermont.
Residents of  Maine and New Hampshire should be on alert.

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Remains of the day

MOLA


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Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, regarding QT’s observation that the study of a mass grave of 17th-century London plague victims will be a  massive undertaking, writes:
“If the researchers don’t learn something useful, I’m going to feel let down.”
+ K.W., a Denver reader, writes:
“Is there skulduggery involved here?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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