Once word got out, people just kept signing up!
There were some speed bumps: the Linky Tools site went down for a while the very first day (*gasp!* I about died. LOL), and a few posts were hindered by technical difficulties, family emergencies, and newborns—both human and feline. But, all in all, things went swimmingly well.
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And now for the faithful followers who've stayed with me through the recent changes in programming, I'll end with GPM. (GPM stands for Grammar Police Monday, the weekly blog series I usually do.)
Sayings people sometimes get wrong...
Ever since he lost his job, Bob's been in dire straits.
This saying refers to working your way through troubles as if you were crossing a narrow, dangerous path or strait (n.): a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water. Some people who don't understand that distinction write it dire straights.
(Confession... Before preparing this lesson, I probably did that a few times myself. It's easy to misunderstand something one has only heard and not read.)
Curb your appetite
This saying is sometimes said or written curve your appetite, but the proper verb is curb. In it's verb form, curb means to restrain or hold in check. I'm not sure how one would go about curving an appetite.
It's a moot pointThis one gets butchered all the time. If I had a dollar for every time something was a mute point ...I digress. *grin* One may choose to remain mute when confronted with a moot point, but the point itself is still moot—meaning it's either irrelevant or could not be resolved with further debate.
That's all for today.
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