Thursday, May 11, 2006

You asked, SPOGG answers

Q. What do you think of newscasters who use present tense to describe past event?

A. This question assumes SPOGG watches the news on TV. SPOGG prefers to read the news, as SPOGG does not think much of newscasters, at all.

That said, SPOGG doesn't care so much about the tense, as long as it's consistent. Photo captions are regularly written in present tense, for example. SPOGG is much more dismayed when television "personalities" don't know when to say I and when to say me.

"Tell Foxy McHandsome and I about your book" is a typical TVism. It burns, people; it burns!

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