Lie Strudel Lie

“Mom, why do you tell me to ‘lie down’ and you say that you ‘lay stuff down’?” Strudel asked, while she was putting her boots on. I launched into a brief explanation of lie and lay as I was putting my laptop into my bag.

“Strudel, you mean you DON’T know the difference between the transitive and the intransitive? What ARE they teaching you at that school?” She shook her head slowly.

Suddenly, P. shouted from another part of the house: “GIVE HER A BREAK, SHE USES THE SUBJUNCTIVE CORRECTLY!”

16 thoughts on “Lie Strudel Lie

  1. I think it is safe to say that this will probably not be a conversation I will have with my child. Ever. I will be re-reading her school books when she gets to high school.

  2. There was a time, long ago, when I actually knew about things like transitive and intransitive verbs. Unfortunately, my mind has completely erased this information over the years.

  3. You know, I’m fairly sure before this post I’d never even HEARD of transitive versus intransitive. And did I mention I’m an English major at an Ivy League university? Yeahh…. I think somewhere in my educational life, something went terribly, terribly wrong.

  4. You fucking rule, Ass. Stumbled on your blog and I can’t stop reading. I am now trying to invent some freelance gig for you just so you can write it…cheers.

  5. Crikey, how have I lived this long without you? Just found you TODAY and am draping myself in black and giving the evil Sicilian hand signal to everyone who passes, because I am in mourning for the years I could have spent reading you.

    Luckily, I caught you just in time for you to rouge your labia.

  6. Hy there. I found your blog randomly while sitting at my desk thinking about how boring sales is when there is no people to sell to. (yeah, another salesman) I just have to say, after reading several pages of your blog, not only do i laugh out-loud but also forward links to your posts to my bro as he has a similar sick sense of humor. Im glad you would like to (with consent I assume) impregnate my country. I personally think that we are a little slutty and wouldn’t say ‘no’ anyhow. I didn’t know where else to post a response so mabey you read this and mabey you don’t. Either way, I love a great laugh and you don’t often disappoint

  7. Hi Matt. I was just in your country AGAIN this weekend, so it took me a while to find this comment. Welcome.

    And hello Breedemandweep!

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