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hard to edit what's written in stone

I’ve seen quite a few bits of old literature that seem this way to me– mostly paragraphs late in the book that I would have expected to see earlier in the book (perhaps added as soon as the author thought of them, when there was no space to write them in where they actually should have gone). A truly diligent author with plenty of time could have managed it, but an author struggling to meet a deadline is another story.

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weirdly, it took me until yesterday to realize the song never uses any pronouns about Jackie...

Almost every line of that song turns into a dirty double entendre if you imagine Jackie as a horny pubescent girl and Puff as her imaginary friend with imaginary benefits. But maybe my interpretation is too much influenced by my own sexually frustrated teenage years… except I fantasized about aliens instead of dragons…

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if you know two ladies named Phyllis, you can call them Phylles, pronounced like fillies, which will probably annoy them a lot

Technically, TARDIS is an acronym, so it probably doesn’t follow the convention of pluralizing “is” endings to “es,” as in “thesis” and “theses.” Though, I’ve always wondered how aliens on another planet could have come up with an acronym of English words to name their time machines.

This has been brought to you by the Committee for Grammar Analysis of Doctor Who (perhaps I should say Doctor Whom, in that context?)

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