Meanwhile on our ship of state. . . .


News Headline:
“Trump believes he’s narrowing in on NYT op-ed author.”
“. . . You must be wondering why I called you all here. We had an excellent dessert tonight, ice cream and frozen strawberries. An hour ago, I sent for another portion but got only the ice cream. There weren’t any more strawberries. I don’t believe that the officers consumed a gallon of strawberries. . . . “

 

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item:
“. . . that drivers should yield the right of way to pedestrians carrying a white cane or guide dog . . . “
K.R., a Baltimore reader, says she is quite prepared to yield the right of way to anyone carrying a guide dog.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending,” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching”?
Past time, actually.
Sorry.

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From the QT police blotter


+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader,
regarding a news story about a man arrested with 300 pounds of stolen lemons and QT’s noting that police were seeking persimmons of interest, writes:
“Did the man have an accomplice, or lemon aide?”
+ Jim Tolson, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Some of your reader responses are pips.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
Kiwi please stop this?

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