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  1. LS says

    Based on the tweet leading to this post, I was expecting you to have a full, luxurious beard.

  2. says

    Pretty much what I was thinking. Hmmmm… I wonder if the whole Boobquake thing was part of a plan to stun the minds of men so that she could come along and suck out our brains? The fiend!!

  3. Raiki says

    Sweet! With Jenthulhu on our side, this whole atheist revolution thing is going to go a LOT quicker.~R~

  4. Drakk says

    I see it isn’t just the people writing him kooky emails that misspell his name ;)(Admittedly yours is just a punctuation error).

  5. Penny says

    Cthuluuuuuuuu.LOVED your talk at UMM, by the way. Sans the guy who felt the need to drone on and ON.

  6. Epinephrine says

    VeritasTruthseeker: More correctly, “PZ Myers’ house.” There, I out-pedanted you.

  7. says

    Incorrect. MLA formatting demands “Myers’s”, as the single apostrophe is only for use in plural words. Whereas PZ Myers is one person, “Myers’s” is the correct format.Some archaic forms of this exist, such as, interestingly enough, “Jesus’”. By MLA standards, this is incorrect, but it is often accepted as an anachronism.PZ Myers, however, isn’t in the Bible.For more information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A

  8. Epinephrine says

    It depends on the style guide used. The Canadian Style states that plurals ending in a sibilant take only the apostrophe. You point to one style guide, I point to another – it hardly makes me incorrect.

  9. says

    I don’t care for the Canadian Style guide at all. It’s a grammardisagreement, though, you are correct.Indeed, let’s both be correct and get a beer. Well, I’ll use it as an excuseto drink a beer. Mmm. Beer.

  10. Epinephrine says

    Sorry, cut and pasted the wrong bit – that was on plurals; the Canadian Style also addresses the singular – “A word which does not end in a sibilant (s or z sound) forms the possessive by the addition of ’s” and “Regarding the appropriate form for singular words that end in a sibilant, pronunciation is again the determining factor. If it would be natural to pronounce an extra s, add ’s; if an additional s would be difficult to pronounce, add only an apostrophe”Myers’s (Myerses?) sounds much more awkward than Myers’, at least to these ears.

  11. Epinephrine says

    Sounds good! I’ll make sure to pour one for you, too. I might help you finish it, though ;)

  12. the_Siliconopolitan says

    Well, you already have your own pink molar, so this was the next logical step.

  13. EdenBunny says

    I don’t understand! He reads a book that is different than the one you read. You should be plotting to kill him, yet you instead you offer to drink with him! “O you who believe! do not take the followers of Canadian Literary Style for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them!”

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