QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:
“The meteoric rise of e-commerce.”
J.D., a Chicago reader, reminds us that meteors never go up.
News Headline: “Japan’s appetite for eel could see it share the same fate as bluefin tuna.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, wonders about Japan’s sharing the same fate as a fish.
Which isn’t to mention Jack Finarelli, a Falls Church, Va., reader, who wonders if you’ve heard the one about the verb that walked into a bar, saw a beautiful noun and suggested they conjugate.
The noun declined.
Which isn’t to mention the subjunctive that would have walked into the bar, had it only known.
Which isn’t to mention. . . .

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