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When I am Copyeditor General ...: Mothers will hang their heads in shame

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Mothers will hang their heads in shame

Mother's Day is a time to remember all the wonderful things moms teach us: respect, generosity, responsibility; how to tie shoelaces and bake cookies; how to play Blackjack (though maybe that was just my mom).

And what better way to say thank you than with a pretty, heartfelt message?



Or perhaps a lovely gift basket?



There are, of course, other ways to send



Such as, for instance, this doubtless very nice plaque:



Sorry, did I say plaque? I guess the broken image shows something different:



If you want something really special, how about this?



But then again, maybe you don't want to put too much thought into it:



(Suggesting not only that you can get any old crap for Mom, but also that no more thought needs to go into the gift than into writing about the gift.)

Don't forget to include a card to let Mom know how you feel.

Copyeditor General's ruling: I blame the parents.

2 comments:

Holly said...

As a fellow grammar geek, I know if I got one of these things from my daughter I would know that she's really telling me she hates me...! :-)

LimeyG said...

Exactly, Holly. It's just turning the knife.

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