I got a spam email from “WhereChristiansMeet”, with the subject line “Meet Singles With Christian Principles”. Hmmm. Funny thing for an atheist to get, but beyond that, it sparked a snark in me.
I mentioned the email to a friend, along with my feelings: “Must… not… unleash… snark… soooooo… difficult…”
She replied, “why bother? It’s just spam.”
But the temptation was too great. “OK,” I said, “Just one; a grammar snark. Do they mean to suggest that I can meet singles who practice Christian principles? Or do they mean that I can meet singles by using Christian principles? C’mon, people, English isn’t that hard! Subject-Verb-Object. It’s easy-peasy.”
“Hmm…” she said, “is there a difference?”
“Sure. One’s about praying. And one’s about preying.”
Thanks, folks! I’ll be here all week! Try the salmon!”
PS: Yes, this was an actual conversation.