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10 July, 2008

Things my girlfriend and I have argued about...

Location: the internets
Mood: amused

Now that I got your attention with that title, I can significantly reduce your interest by informing you that this will not be a blog about things that my girlfriend and I have argued about. This blog is about a guy in Britain named Mil Millington, who created a website (and a novel), and publishes a regular mailing list on the topic by the title:

Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About

I should note that Mil is a grammar stickler, so there is a humorous irony in the website title, being that prepositions are a bad thing to end a sentence with. (did you see that?)

Mil and his girlfriend Margret (who is German) have lived together for a long time, and are not married, but seem to be stably in a state of war with one another. The site, and the mailing list deliver many entertaining and insightful tidbits from their relationship. Some of these may be exaggerated. Though I suspect they are not. It is very entertaining.

If you would like to check out his site, go here. If you would like to read his most recent mailing list entry, go here. And if you would like to sign up for the mailing list, I believe it can be done at the bottom of either of those pages, or it can be done by clicking here.

If you would like to see pictures of Mil and Margret, to inspire you, then here they are:

3 comments:

  1. Prepositions are not actually a bad thing to end a sentence with. (See?) It's just a rumor perpetuated by uneducated educators everywhere. And you can start sentences with conjunctions, too. Both the Chicago Manual of Style and the little book by Strunk and White will vehemently agree. Passive voice, however, is usually a bad thing, but sometimes necessary.

    --BH

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  2. I love this website! I haven't read it in months. Thanks for the reminder that it exists!

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  3. I love this website! I haven't read it in months. Thanks for the reminder that it exists!

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