Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

Adam@Home

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  1. Rodney

    Rodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, for a lot of bullies being thrown out of school would be a dream come true.

  2. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    “Thugwarts School for Bullies”.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rodney

    That isn’t unfortunate for students who want to learn.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 2 years ago

    @ Brian Basset and Rob Harrell.
    .
    I am not the world’s best grammarian by a long shot, but I don’t believe you need the possessive “principal’s.” (I don’t think the principal owns a “we.”)

    I believe the correct way of expressing that statement is: “To the principal we go.” or “To the principal’s office we go.”

    You’re professionals, don’t contribute to bad grammar.

  5. information

    information said, almost 2 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    Zzzzzzz

    The “office” after “principal’s” is assumed like “butcher’s” shop or “dry cleaners’” business.

    Don’t lecture on grammar when you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  6. Jnite

    Jnite said, almost 2 years ago

    information is right. “Office” is assumed here. This isn’t bad grammar, and frankly it’s how some people would actually say something like this. This is why people don’t like grammar nazis. They cause unneeded headache.

  7. Cartoonacy

    Cartoonacy said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jnite

    Agreed. It’s common in casual conversation. “I went to the doctor’s.” “I spent the weekend at my mother’s.” “I’ll meet you at Friendly’s.” The words “office,” “house,” and “restaurant” are implied. When I was in grade school, teachers often threatened to send unruly students to “the principal’s.”

  8. information

    information said, almost 2 years ago

    You’d “think” wrong.

  9. information

    information said, almost 2 years ago

    And I don’t have a problem with someone attempting to ask a question about grammar or to wonder if something is correct. My problem is where he goes so far to lecture the cartoonist on his “professionalism.” Take a look in the mirror @alexikakos before you start questioning other folks.

  10. Jnite

    Jnite said, almost 2 years ago

    @information

    Agreed. Honestly that’s what I think pushed my buttons. If he had left out that last sentence, it wouldn’t have sounded nearly as rude.

  11. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 2 years ago

    His glasses are now messed up!

  12. gocomicsmember

    gocomicsmember said, almost 2 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    You said right that you are not the world’s best grammarian. Sorry if it seems you are being piled on, but those who point out that the noun can be understood rather than stated are correct. For the record, I had excellent grades in English class and have worked many years in the publishing industry, so I know whereof I speak.

  13. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    @BartJ385

    How do you know that they are female?

  14. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    @shytimes2:
    I woke up this morning to discover that roughly sixty percent of the American voters didn’t learn their lesson over the last four years. Four more years of our national nightmare known as BARACK OBUMMER!

  15. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    @information

    You are correct regarding “principal’s”

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