Thursday, March 29, 2007

Whip it good

Today, my work group had a little celebratory lunch to pat ourselves on the back. On the way to the restaurant, we saw this lovely example of the photographic store's apostrophe:

(sorry for the piss-poor exposure and composition, but I only had my cell phone with me. Plus... I was hungry)

At lunch, we were each given a little card with quotes of the nice little things we'd each written anonymously about each other last week. It was really nice to read nice things about myself. But then I became aware of a theme emerging from some of the comments about me. Apparently, I have a bit of a reputation around my team. For, among the "approachable," "fun to have around," and "likes brown A LOT," were:

"Our grammar queen who keeps us on the straight and narrow"


"hardcore with grammar"

I swear I'm not making this up. It totally makes me want to start showing up to work wearing a black patent leather skin tight outfit, knee-high boots and carrying a long whip. Just call me the Grammar Dominatrix.


Pecos Blue said...

Sounds good. You could have fun with my grammer for sure : )

Mouse said...

Everyone needs their own Grammar Queen (or Dominatrix--you know, whichever floats your boat).

metro mama said...

I would take that as a compliment!

Mad Hatter said...

No, not black leather. You need a brown, leopard print cat suit. I like the whip idea, though. Sexy.

cinnamon gurl said...

Mad, you are SO right!! And in fact, I have a brown velvet cat suit with leopard print faux fur accents that i picked up at a consignment store years ago. Sadly, it was WAY too small, and it was even when I bought it. But it was too fantastic to pass up.

You know me so well!

Beck said...

Grammar Dominatrix! That's fun. My mother-in-law once searched in vain for the right word to tell me how awful I was, and I suggested "annoyingly pendantic." We both agreed that it was perfect. But next time, I'll borrow your Grammar Dominatrix, because it's sexier.

kgirl said...

Compliment of the highest honour. No doubt about it.

NotSoSage said...


Owlhaven said...

I laugh over people's use of apostrophes too. (But then every now and then I write 'there' when I KNOW I meant "their", so I guess I'd better not get too cocky! grin

Mary, mom to many