And what is a “toothcomb” exactly?
“C’mon. Give. What black art did they entangle you with? Satanism? Necromancy? Six Sigma?”
He leaned forward and whispered.
It’s time for “Grammarnoir” from John E. McIntyre
NYTimes, I say this needed a serial comma:
“…contend that successful groups share three traits: a superiority complex, feelings of insecurity and impulse control.”
Beware the dangler. Lately I even hear them (ahem, NPR). The NYT’s “After Deadline” blog calls its own paper on a few examples. Even better, this one tweeted by Stan Carey:
I imagine Walter P. Stanley emerging, befuddled and besmirched, from the vast mountain of dust where he has spent years wandering. Good of him then, to get right on the job of finding all the old records of the Bangor Lions Club.