Friday, September 07, 2007

Memo #3: Dear Gunner: No.

Dear Little-Gunner-Who-Couldn't,

Please don’t ever use the phrase “over said property” in an otherwise normal sentence. Gratuitous use of the word 'said,' does not, in fact, a lawyer make. We've covered this, my friend.

Additionally: you get no cookie for knowing & misusing abstract grammatical constructs. While you may find your pontification about what modifies what in this sentence to be a rare piece of legal revelation, no one is impressed, and no one wants to be your friend.

You are no legal ingénue, and this is basic legal writing, not your mother's sitting room. No cookie for you.




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How public—like a Frog—
To tell one's name—the livelong June—
To an admiring Bog!
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