Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.
Y’all sent me a lot of grammar and punctuation stuff this week. I’m trying not to take it personally.
It’s also National Banned Book Week. I do take that personally.
Throw in a little random Yoda, and it must be Thursday . . .
Grammatical Art over at etsy sells a variety of clever odes to our favorite punctuation marks
in a vast selection of rich colors.
They have science-themed prints as well, which pretty much confirms their spot on my
New Favorite Online Shop List.
If you have limited wall space, they have tee-shirts, too.
Remember: Grammatically Correct Owl says, “Whom.”
For Dummies, Grammar Is
Censored Underpants FTW!
Dav Pilkey, the Creator of Captain Underpants, has something to say about Censorship.
I completely agree with Mr. Pilkey.
You are welcome to monitor your own child’s reading habits. You should, actually, because kids have questions and little skill in evaluating their information sources, and you want to be ready to explain anything that troubles them in ways that don’t have them going to their equally confused friends for answers.
Or, heaven help us, the Interwebz.
But your control over what children read stops at your children. You don’t get to control the reading choices of other people’s children. You don’t judge the parents of a child who is reading something you wouldn’t let your children read, either.
And if you see an seven-year old reading Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers*and want to know where on earth her mother is?
I’m at the library, finding a copy for your kid.
Where are you?
The clashing subtitles are annoying, but Victor Borge is totally worth it.
*Actually, she’s reading Mommy Laid an Egg, and learning where babies really come from. I have no intention of becoming a grandmother before I retire and education is the key to that goal.