QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Indian woman fights off tiger with stick.”
Doug Dahlgren, a Chicago reader, notes that tigers with sticks are especially dangerous.
And K.W., a Denver reader, regarding QT’s asking if it was time for a reminder that the first syllable of “gigabyte” is pronounced JIG, writes:
“And that ‘GIF’ is pronounced JIF?”
Or Graphics Interchange Format for short.

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Hey! Hey!

Ode on an Opening Day

That’s a fly ball
Deep to right.
Back. . . back. . . .
Hey! Hey!

The poet was the late Jack Brickhouse.
And there is nothing more to say.

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From Poor QT’s Almanack

Theologian John Lightfoot, who wrote, “The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it,” was born 416 years ago on the 29th day of National Noodle Month.

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