The Proper Word When You Need It

If you are serious about any type of writing, you will come upon a time where a cli’che is just right for what you need. Or you may need the proper grammar, or punctuation.  I found a page with almost every conceivable reference you can think of. Go take a look.

I have to admit, that most of my writing has glaring improprieties in it. I had to learn to speak Hill Billy, when I got married. I actually had very good Englsh grades. People around here kept asking what I just said, so I had to learn to think one thing(the proper thing to say) and then mentally dumb it down before I said it out loud. The schools here literally don’t have dictionaries.
I had to buy one for my kids and teach them how to use it.

I digress. If you know proper English or not, these references are a good way to correct your writing.

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Pirate Quotes

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
– Henry Lewis Mencken, 1880 – 1956

The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate.
– Bern Williams

Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag.
– Bela Kiraly

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
– James Russell Lowell, 1819 – 1891

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
– Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910