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Oct 22, 2008
There are so many Parallels with my former corporate experience and Dilbert, and this is definitely one. I often feel that Scott Adams worked for the same company. However, the corporate culture is the same practically everywhere.
I escaped that rat race when I discovered a business that allowed me to work from home. I create my own corporate culture and live life on my terms....No more pointy haired bosses!!
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Oct 18, 2008
Yep, if you are analysing comic strips for perfect English then you really need to take a look at what you are doing with your life. I'm sure there are some English language students out their (perhaps a few MTV VJs) who could do with your direction but not us.
Besides, who says managers have a great grip on language and grammer anyway?
Oct 14, 2008
....there is absolutely nothing wrong with the grammar in this comic strip hestia. get a life.
Sep 29, 2008
As Scott Adams has been both a programmer and a "pseudo-engineer", would he not find it difficult to comment on the communication skills of engineers were he unfamilar with the correct use of the subjunctive tense?

Contrariwise, panel 5 demonstrates that the PHB's grasp[1] of ``subjunctive'' is entirely innocent of grammar, as he fails to declaim thusly:
"And my boss would fire me were I to sit in my office all day and do nothing."
(which latter would be grammatically correct and patently untrue).
Other panels[2] do little to dispel the impression that the PHB's firm grasp of language is equalled by the firm grasp of a garden slug wielding a jackhammer.
[1] PHB: "`Subjunctive' is used to describe the performance of underground railroad switches, known as subjunctions."
[2] Panel 7 violates nearly every rule of consistent use of tense which I am able to recall [3] ...
[3] ... after three double scotches.
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Aug 25, 2008
Is Mr. Adams making a comment on the communications skills of engineers, or does he not know the correct usage of subjunctive verb forms?
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