Elmer Hurlstone: Secret weapon of good grammar

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Elmer just went through our new LPP project. Now, since we have two writers on this one (James B Allen and myself) the occasional stupid mistake does creep in. James proofed it, I skim-proofed it, a number of reviewers went over it ... but Elmer still found about a few dozen "pending improvements". Not just anal grammar stuff, but wording that will have more effect.

Elmer truly is a valued help. The little tweaks he suggested here will make LPP an even better read, and get the point across crystal clear.

Now, I know that Elmer likes to take on a couple of these projects and can always use cigarette money (filthy habit), so I'm letting you know about this secret weapon.

Please: Don't PM me asking where he is. Look for him in the forum. He's the friendly guy with the Col Sanders beard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
    I used Elmer to proof my latest report and the guy was fantastic. He DOES have a slight resemblance to the Colonel but I really don't want to know WHAT he does with the chickens!

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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

    He's the friendly guy with the Col Sanders beard.

    It's uncanny!

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  • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
    Thank you, Kevin.

    I feel a bit guilty replying to this thread as it strikes me as being akin to "self promotion."

    That is not the intention.

    Good manners requires a response. I did send Kevin a personal "thank you" but you folks reading this have no way of knowing that. So, lest a few of you think my folks brought me up poorly, I'm publicly replying.


    Thank you for your interesting "art."


    I do the same with the chickens as any other good southern boy. I fry 'em and eat 'em...

    Sometimes I visit the "Colonel."

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    • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
      Elmer definitely gets my nomination for the Warrior wordsmith award. He has one hell of a vocabulary, and utilizes it with the utmost of precision.


      (coming soon to a theater near you: Colonel Sanders as Indiana Jones in The Quest for the Sacred Poultry Bucket)
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      • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
        Elmers ability, to speak the Language of the Americans, is only exceeded by his ability to translate what Bev Clement said in the Kings English (with a Welsh accent) to proper English here in the USA.

        Bev, Elmer made me say that. :rolleyes: Oh! Alright I lied, Kevin did. And thats the truth


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        • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
          Elmer is great at making buttons too.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
    Here are some facts about Elmer...

    Elmer is great with the English language. He reminds me of my high school English teacher.

    Elmer is great a proofing my copy. He can translate Texan into English.

    Elmer is one of the nicest guys I know. I know two guys.

    Elmer has been with me for a long time. He is a stalker.

    Elmer can engage in conversation one on one with the Hillbilly Marketer. Not many can.

    Elmer is now wearing a hat. I am his idol. He tries to be just like me.

    That is all I know about Elmer!

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    • Profile picture of the author camforbes
      Another resemblance between Elmer and "The Colonel"...

      Does anyone remember the Mike Meyer's movie "So I Married an Axe Murderer"...

      STUART: Oh, how I hated the Colonel! With his wee beady eyes, and that smug look on his face. 'Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken!'

      CHARLIE: Dad how can you hate "the Colonel"?

      STUART: Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly, smart-ass!

      ha ha... just felt like sharing.

      Elmer puts an addictive chemical into his copy that makes you crave it fortnightly...
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