Monday, August 22, 2011

So -- what kind of doctor are you?*

Shurely some kind of comma is still customary between the parts of the compound predicate? (First flagged by JKaufman at TCEs.)

On a related note: The little plot summaries at Netflix frequently make him "Who" on second reference. That seems to be carrying AP style a little too far.



* Worth the wait here.

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7 Comments:

Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

I'm almost ashamed to tell who how long I stared at that trying to figure out what you were even talking about, compound predicate...

Of course, having been tripped up badly by the headline "Dr Who Lost Cho's Records Had Been Fired" maybe I've been inoculated?

1:05 PM, August 22, 2011  
Blogger Majid Ali said...

Please help me for Christ sake

8:10 AM, August 23, 2011  
Blogger Strayhorn said...

Dr. Who is a physician? I thought he just traveled around in time fighting Daleks.

8:48 AM, August 23, 2011  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Actually, it has been established that he is a medical doctor, among other things.

11:52 AM, August 23, 2011  
Blogger fev said...

Stuff you learn from the Wikipedias: Ridley Scott was originally assigned to direct the first Daleks episode(s) but got switched out in a scheduling conflict.

Vintage opening sequence:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKg9tuSbXmk

12:50 PM, August 23, 2011  
Anonymous Ed Latham said...

Can't beat the radiophonic purity of that original. This is the early-80s synth-guitar extravaganza that says 'childhood' to me though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=ECpe4rrUXX0

5:11 PM, August 23, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shurely?

9:57 AM, September 01, 2011  

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