I’m a little behind in email. About eleven months to be exact. But I just found this one sent to me last August:
I am writing to complain about the grammar in your comic strip. Most of it is okay but this business of “What do you GOT there, Pig” is so grating and so wrong. We try to teach our children the correct way to speak and then you use such an improper phrase to begin your strip. Of course, it should be “What do you HAVE there, Pig?”.
This is not the first time you have used this exact phrase. Please use proper grammar and make your strip enjoyable for all. Thank you.
Normally, I don’t feel compelled to respond to emails such as this one, but the poor guy had sent the email almost a year ago, and I thought the least I could do was give him the courtesy of a reply.
So I did:
Subject: Re: grammar
Date: June 23, 2010 10:36:39 AM PDT
To: (Name deleted)
Dear (Name deleted),
That ain’t nothing, My teachers learned me the same way, and I talk good.