So as not to take up valuable space and let you quickly pass by to the next contributor with undoubtedly more weighty matters, I'll just say: Follow me past the jump if you're bored like I am.
With nothing better to do on a cloudy afternoon - any comments?
Glad you made it.
I've started to blog on several things today but can't seem to get in the groove, so I've scanned some of the other contributions and have become obsessed (it doesn't take much) with a feature the Moveable Type blogging software that powers this site has that is stressing me out (that doesn't take much, either).
Ever notice that when somebody posts but nobody has yet commented, you see a little "0 Comments" after it? Then when someone does comment it changes to "1 comments"? OUCH, that's like running fingernails across a blackboard to me. The good nun who taught me how to diagram sentences and practice making sure my verbs and nouns all agreed would freak out and make us all say four rosaries before we could go to recess for such a grammatical sin.
Once the number gets to 2 and above, including times when it tries to divide a finite number by zero, creating a massive overload (as in trans-inclusive/exclusive ENDA pieces), everything is fine, and Sister would settle for a couple of Hail Mary's at the most.
But "1 comments"? Unforgiveable.
Just as a sanity check, I typed some sentence in Microsoft WORD to see what the grammar-checker would do.
It liked "1 comments"; it didn't much care for "1 comments".
It liked "2 comments"; it thought "2 comment" sucked.
But then WORD liked BOTH "0 comment" and "0 comments". I substituted both "Zero" and "No" and the same thing happened.
So I know that at least Bill Gates knows how to deal matching a singular number with a singular noun in his Office software. I know our tech guru Jerame Davis will mutter something about not being able to do anything on TPB because he doesn't have the source code. I'd recommend that Sister give him Five Our Fathers to say for his penance, but I don't think he's Catholic.
Well, if nobody else will, I'm going to go back through all prior posts on this site and where only one person has commented, I will say something to make it two, at least. It may take a while. But I will sleep better at night once I know TBP gets a perfect grade for impeccable English.
And as a bonus, the number of hits to TBP will increase accordingly. My TBP mentor Bil thinks that's a good thing, too.
As to Sister whats-her-name, probably just a smug: "No Comment, Bless You".
(Bet you won't be lured into going past the jump for a one-liner again!)