Knock knock

Passed on by Facebook friends, a 2007 Dork Tower cartoon:

On the cartoon:

Dork Tower is an online comic created, written and drawn by John Kovalic. It chronicles the lives of a group of geeks living in the fictional town of Mud Bay, Wisconsin. Mud Bay’s design is strongly influenced by the author’s home town of Madison, Wisconsin. (Wikipedia link)

2 Responses to “Knock knock”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    Try as I might, I can’t find a justification for the “correction”. The closest I can come is supposing “police” to be a verb (reasonable) and “grammar” to be a plural noun (impossible).

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      You’re looking for a grammatical justification, but what’s going on here is almost surely the idea that whom is “more correct”, more elegant, etc. than who — an idea explored on Language Log many times by Mark Liberman (and Geoff Pullum and me).

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