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The Who/Whom distinction
« on: August 22, 2013, 02:04:51 pm »
OK, I'll be the first to admit that I tend to let the who/whom difference fall by the wayside and just use "who" for both subject and object except for in formal writing, but this online tutorial had me nearly in tears trying not to laugh out loud at my desk:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/who_vs_whom
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Re: The Who/Whom distinction
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 03:05:29 pm »
Now that is funny.  Too bad they don't appear to have one on the use of commas.   ;D
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Re: The Who/Whom distinction
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 03:11:20 pm »
Saw this yesterday.

It's all about the moustaches.

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Re: The Who/Whom distinction
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 03:13:03 pm »
Now that is funny.  Too bad they don't appear to have one on the use of commas.   ;D

No, but Evie did post this a while back.
http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php/topic,953.0.html

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Re: The Who/Whom distinction
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 04:52:31 pm »
I've printed Evie's comma reference, so I'll have it handy for my next story.  Though I'm sure Evie will still find a few errant commas lurking.  ;)
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Re: The Who/Whom distinction
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 05:50:28 pm »
ROTFL!

The children with whom I have shared this will never forget this tidbit of whimsical wisdom.

And I will know whom I should blame when they start drawing mustaches on each other and hitting the bourbon!



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