In Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies, I tried to position myself as the Beavis and/or Butthead of the grammar world. It looks like I have some competition.
Wikipedia, in its entry for "Sentence," says under the subhead, "Components of a sentence":
"A simple complete sentence consists of a subject and a predicate. The subject is typically a pornstar ..."
It gets worse. Here's the link.
I was so thrown by that that I actually looked up "pornstar," wondering if it was some linguistics term I didn't know. Nope.
I tried to fix it, along with some examples that appear later in the piece. I can't. Wikipedia won't let me. Seems someone whose IP address is similar to my own -- i.e. issued by the same huge conglomerate the issues my dynamic IP address -- has given our IP address range a bad name.
Sure, they'll let in some schmuck who not only thinks it's funny to insert the term "porn star" but who can't even spell it.
But me, I'm just not Wiki-worthy.
Dillweeds, indeed, Mr. Butthead. Dillweeds, indeed.
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