Grammar 101

"Ifs and wishes are subjunctive!" For some peculiar reason my parents decided to drill that into my little head during my youth. To say, "I wish I was going with you", would result in a fine of 10 cents. Yet another fine would be imposed for saying, "If I was you, I wouldn't...". Money being precious to me in the '50's and early '60's, I remembered my subjunctive case well: "If I were..." I wish I were..."

All that said, Kerry should have known better.

"If I was president, this wouldn't have happened," said Kerry during a noon stop at Honest John's bar and grill in Detroit's Cass Corridor.

Senator, I hereby fine you $100.00.

Posted by Mutti at July 24, 2006 07:46 AM | TrackBack

Does anyone find it ironic that he stopped at a place called "Honest John's"?...

Posted by: Nasa Nerd at July 25, 2006 10:55 AM