Mighty Red Pen

May 8, 2008

ESP: Extra-sensory proofreading

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 7:57 pm
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This little tidbit comes to us courtesy of Gussie Fink-Nottle:

Oh, where to begin? The wanton misspelling of serial? How about a paragraph made up entirely of sentence fragments? The non-parallel construction? Sentence fragments that make no sense? The redundancy of $10 dollar?

If only you could read my mind . . .



  1. Wait a minnit!

    St. Mark’s? They let an ESP guy put on a show at a CHRISTIAN venue?

    I mean, I know, it’s a school, and he wasn’t in a consecrated area of their facilities (like the church itself), but still…

    i think St. Paul would have something to say about that.

    Comment by TootsNYC — May 9, 2008 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

  2. Perhaps St. Mark’s is simply a member one of the more reasonable franchises of Christianity which need not protect its membership from having their minds despoiled by anything vaguely entertaining.

    Why would ESP be a threat to faith? Any talent possessed by a person is God-given, no? And if it is all a fraud, then it is simple entertainment and harmless. As Jesus pointed out, unclean food goes through your body and out, leaving you untouched. But unclean thoughts — thinking that lacks charity, such as judging an entertainer you have never met as being un-Christian — those come from the heart and so make you unclean.

    Comment by David — May 9, 2008 @ 2:15 pm | Reply

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