There is a day for everything, but I could not let this one slip passed unnoticed.
May 31 is NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY.
No really. It is. I’m not sure most people actually know what a complete sentence should look like. What parts it should contain. Most of the people with whom I interact — not on WordPress where we have a shockingly high level of people who understand grammar and punctuation — but the rest of the world where no one knows what an adverb is or why they should avoid their overuse.
How could they know what an adverb is when they don’t know what a verb is either? For that matter, they don’t know what are an object, subject, clause … or the difference between a semi-colon and a comma (okay, that’s a tough one, so I’ll let that one slide).
Imagine if, for one day, everyone used complete sentences! I would like to add that imagine if they also used proper punctuation and ran the spell-checker before publishing anything.
And beyond that, imagine if we all turned off auto-correct and most of the things we wrote were really what we meant to say and not what the computer likes?
From Google, this is dedicated to Harriet Tubman, Activist, humanitarian, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. (See Wikipedia for more.)
She was born in 1820 in Dorchester County, MD and died on March 10, 1913, in Auburn, NY. Married to Nelson Davis (1869-1888) and John Tubman (1844-1851), she had one daughter, Gertie Davies. She was the child of Harriet Greene and Ben Ross.
There is a huge amount of information about Harriet Tubman available in libraries and across the Internet. Today is the first days of African-American History month. Google Harriet Tubman to find out wonderful things you will love to know.
The subject is President Obama’s speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The program is LIVE at 6 p.m. from their studio in Newton. Garry met Dr. King quite a few times and was present in Washington for the march.
If you live anywhere in the New England area, you can probably get the show. Check your local listing for information. See you later!
Courtesy of the fabulous Rarasaur, I now have a Serendipitous random post finder, which, when clicked will give you a totally random virtual time travel experience!
Give it a try! You’ll find it right above the search (Seek) box on the left side of this page.
It’s very cool and fun. The one in this post works if you click on the caption, but the one on the menu works by clicking the button which is oodles more fun. Try it. Then drop by Rarasaur and get your own 🙂
A dwarf, who was a mystic, escaped from jail. The call went
out that there was a small medium at large.
Deja Moo: the feeling that you’ve heard this bull before.
A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were
standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament
victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of his
oﬃce and asked them to disperse.
“But why?” they asked as they moved oﬀ.
“Because,” he said “I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an
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