Briefly: the mouse that peeved

A Tom Gauld cartoon, originally from the Guardian of 8/23/14, then in his collection Baking with Kafka (2017):


Some peeve to feel superior, some say they peeve to shame others into learning the “correct” variants (it’s for their own good), some say they peeve to relieve the physical distress of hearing variants they’ve been taught to view as incorrect (just make it go away).

And then some are grammatically woke on some points and viciously peeving on others, as in this SMBC cartoon in the second bulletin of my 9/6/18 posting “Three bulletins”:


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