When You Know Your Calling…

January 25th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

It is a rare human who finds their calling at a young age. Usually the ones who do are seduced by the freedom that comes from driving a garbage or fire truck. Generally, this urge is outgrown about the time said person discovers girls (or boys). Some, however, never waver from their vision of the future. We salute that steadfast nature. Also, we worry.

With clear eyes and an unquenchable thirst for syntactical truth, I will distinguish between defining and non-defining relative clauses and use “that” and “which” appropriately. I will locate and remove the hyphen from any mention of “sky blue” the color and insert the hyphen into any place where the adjective “blue” is qualified by “sky.” I will distinguish between “theism” and “deism,” between “evangelism” and “evangelicalism,” between “therefor” and “therefore.” I will use the correct “duct tape,” and not the oft-seen apocope “duck tape.” The Great American Novel’s editor will expect no less of me, for his house will be paying me upwards of $15 an hour, more than it paid the author himself.

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