a new edition!

I love my fellow grammar snob friends.  I got this email today from a girl (I guess she’s a woman now, like Neil Diamond and Urge Overkill told us would happen soon) who has been like a sister to me since we were in the 9th grade together (as in, back in the late 1980s…this whole other decade/century/millennium):

Based on FB and Twitter posts during the last several weeks, it seems that a large number of people have recently (a) had new babies and / or (b) acquired pets for their existing children. I had a minor meltdown yesterday when I saw what had to be at least the tenth recent announcement of a “new edition to the family.”

When I see such posts, I wonder, has the previous child or pet expired, or is it somehow no longer relevant? Perhaps the new edition comes with a heretofore unpublished foreword or chapters? Or boasts a coveted endorsement from a renowned author or businessperson? But how can that be – if it is but an infant, a dog? Mostly I wonder, my eyes alight with possibility … could it be true at last? Did a bundle of joy just come home from the hospital belting a verbatim rendition of “Mr. Telephone Man” in perfect falsetto???  Hallelujah!!! It is an R&B Miracle!!!  

God bless the New Edition(s), I guess. I can’t imagine that BBD and Bobby are getting so much traction on social media otherwise. But as that was not likely the intent, I just needed to vent to the fellow grammar police. I did not know that this distinction was a difficult one. And if that  were not bad enough, a great many of the offenders share a HS diploma from HHS. Cringe.  

 Thanks for not making me feel like a jerk for judging the stupid. Back to work now. Have a great day!

 PS: Roll Damn Tide. 

 So, for clarification:

new edition

New Edition!

new addition

New addition!

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10 Responses to “a new edition!”

  1. While I completely agree with your post there is something much more pressing going on here. Why are New Edition dressed like the Super Mario Brothers?
    Goon Squad Sarah´s last blog post ..Balance Rewards, My Friends

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    muskrat Reply:

    Great point–I too am concerned!

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  2. William says:

    Congratulations. Bel Biv Devoe.
    William´s last blog post ..Merry Christmas

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    muskrat Reply:

    Indeed!

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  3. Gin says:

    I love this post and I love even more that I know the writer of the email.

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    muskrat Reply:

    I just hope we can get her to come to the reunion this summer/fall. I doubt it, though.

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  4. Jason says:

    Reading the comments, Sarah nearly had milk coming out of my nose. Funny gal.
    Before kids, when people were doing their “kid brag” thing, I used to mockingly talk about my Great Dane that way. Now that I have my own little sprogs, I try not to over chat people about them, even though they are rocket scientists and nobel prize winners in the making.

    Jason
    The Cheeky Daddy
    Jason´s last blog post ..Fatherhood – Breaking The Cycle Of Bad

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    muskrat Reply:

    Let’s hope so…and I’ll make sure everyone hears how they learned everything that propelled them to success from me.

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  5. Motown Philly, yo.
    (Wait. That was Boyz II Men.)
    Didactic Pirate´s last blog post ..From the Teacher’s Inbox: Student Emails That Will NEVER Work

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    muskrat Reply:

    Clearly, you’re a white dude in California.

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