Woe is I …. What My Mother Left on My Desk

I can take a hint … especially from my mother.

It’s not that I am uninterested or even disinterested. I do not lack the interest and I am not impartial.

I might say she has alluded to my grammar skills a few times. She has said as much in a round-about style. Then again, she has simply referred to these skills as needing some improvement. Yup, she has directly mentioned it, come to think of it!

Well, it is probably high time I hone my grammar skills, now that we’ve homed in on the problem! Time to sharpen my skills now that we’ve zeroed in on the reason why. πŸ™‚

I have simply not owned Woe is I, The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English. From the Mixed Doubles section (note the italics above) to the Blunders with Numbers, it’s all written in a way I can understand. So, I might actually be able to put some of these useful lessons to use.



  1. Terry Steinmetz says:

    At least it is your mother “sharing” with you about honing your grammar. It is my daughter with a masters degree in English that “shares” about my grammar! One Christmas, she even rewrote my Christmas letter to which I received many letters back from friends telling me that it wasn’t “my style”,so who wrote the letter! All done with love.

  2. Debbie says:

    What a nice early Christmas present from your mom Meg! πŸ™‚ LOL
    I could use a copy too! πŸ™‚

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Meg, don’t despair! I could use a copy myself and actually I welcome some help because I know I have gotten sloppy in my writing over the years. I have noticed that I lack variety in adjectives and words in general. I can only imagine all of my grammar errors . Ohvey.

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