pronoun problems…

It’s really funny, and it’s alluded to in a wonderful scene in an excellent sci-fi novel (the press conference scene in The Long Run, by Daniel Keys Moran — no plot spoilers for you!), and I just saw something on Pinterest that reminded me, so now I’m sharing this link with you: the pronoun problem snippet from “Rabbit Seasoning,” starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer J. Fudd, and Daffy Duck.

(How do I know Fudd’s middle initial? In a totally different cartoon, Bugs, pretending to be a shrink, hypnotizes him and tells him, “You are Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. You own a mansion and a yacht.” I have a mind like a steel sieve…)

 

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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One Response to pronoun problems…

  1. I sometimes forget just how funny Bugs and the gang are. Thanks! Gave me a great laugh for the morning.

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