Mighty Red Pen

March 20, 2011

Love the word nerd you’re with

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 3:52 pm

“They call me Nerd. Word Nerd. And I like my modifiers straight up, not dangling.”

Who says word nerds can’t be romantic and mysterious? These two obviously think it’s possible.

Spotted at someecards.com.



  1. I may be thick, or just British, but I simply do not understand the logic of this sentence. Or is that the point? I could understand you had me with …, but you had me at …? Is she talking about a class he held or something? Can someone please enlighten me / translate for me?

    Comment by Warsaw Will — March 24, 2011 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

    • Will, I took it to be a play on that line “You had me at hello” from the movie “Jerry Maguire.”

      Comment by mighty red pen — March 27, 2011 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

      • So maybe not so much thick as culturally ignorant (or too old). I did some googling around and see what you mean. Thanks for putting me out of my misery.

        Comment by Warsaw Will — March 28, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

  2. I have to say, though, correct spelling and grammar are very attractive. Especially in this age, where everything is done by text, email, etc. When someone uses the correct ‘your’ or ‘their,’ I get very excited.

    Comment by holdthespam — April 10, 2011 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

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