Pronoun-ce-ment

Grammar, Abc, Dictionary, Words, Letters

I met a they the other day

They was labelled a “she” but wasn’t happy that way

“They was” isn’t correct, I hear you say

But if they is a singular – it must work that way

Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy to use

Whatever pronoun that you choose

It’s the grammar only that makes me wince

As our language suffers growing pains

As new views and agendas we evince


Padre

Affronted by Fronteds

Writing, Write, Person, Paperwork, Paper

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Frequently, I look on with dismay

Barely perceiving what they’re trying to say

Totally overwhelmed by adverbials fronted

Often, making me feel my grammar is stunted

Regularly, they precede an action to follow,

Their artificial use, I find hard to swallow

Frequency,  place, time, or manner

Rapidly throwing them in, can make you stammer

Whatever happened to simple nouns and verbs

In our grammar?

 

Padre