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Creek Running North
October 11, 2005
An old favorite
From the Letters to the Editor of the Dublin (Ireland) The Sunday Independent (as reprinted in The New Republic, Oct. 24, 1994):
Sir — I was shocked by the language of Molly McAnailly Burke's piece on lesbian rockers, and your allowing it in a family newspaper. The offending phrase "five writhing beauties hot for each other" should be "five writhing beauties hot for one another," since "each other" applies only to two.
— Sean O'Brien, Rathfarnham, D14
Posted by Chris Clarke at October 11, 2005 09:33 PM
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Beautiful. :)Posted by: Sara at October 12, 2005 06:27 AM
Great! I loved the surprise of it :-)Posted by: eva at October 12, 2005 07:20 AM
I didn't see that coming.Posted by: eRobin at October 12, 2005 07:56 AM
I agree with eRobin, a surprising climax.Posted by: Rexroths Daughter at October 12, 2005 08:30 AM
That reminds me, I need to post my letter to the editor of the South Bucks Star that got published last week. (Yes, first the NY Times, then the South Bucks Star.)Posted by: KathyF at October 12, 2005 08:56 AM
Excellent!Posted by: kirsten at October 12, 2005 09:10 AM
you must have an interesting selection of old mags.
we here at chez bums love the grammar police.Posted by: dread pirate roberts at October 12, 2005 09:37 AM
Sean O'Brien is my hero.Posted by: Stephanie at October 12, 2005 09:46 AM
Thanks for the laugh!Posted by: Deb at October 12, 2005 12:07 PM
you go, mr grammar guy - that was great!
anyone up for a bit more fun?
try this: www.yeeguy.com/freefall/Posted by: peacebug at October 12, 2005 12:23 PM
>five writhing beauties hot for one another
Grammar, schmammar - What band was he talking about, and do they have a web page?!?Posted by: Auguste at October 12, 2005 12:24 PM