"Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar they use." - Mark Twain
"Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression." - Bronson Alcott
"This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put!" - Winston Churchill, I think
"Meow Mrow Mrrow Mrow Mrrowwww." - Our cat
Okay, so I'm quite tired, at the end of what was quite a long day. Luckily I have beer. Beer makes things better.
I have writing, too, and in that direction I will soon launch.
That said, I saw an article today that irritated me. It managed that not-so-challenging trick by trying to explain to me how to write like a girl. Girls, you see, interject a lot, finish each others' stories, speak with more description and more empty adverbs (like "really"), and finish more sentences with question marks.
I suppose I must bow my head briefly to Ye Olde Stereotype. Yes, it exists, as the article I just described proved. And it exists, most often (I suppose), because so many people hold it as truth.
So here's the question--do I write my Elf Queen (a late-teenage girl) as a stereotype or how I hear her speaking in my head?