Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!

Who would start a sentence with whom? Can it even be done? (Anxiously awaiting other people’s posts to this prompt to find out.) So, I did the nerd thing, and went on a Google safari. Whom is an object of a verb or preposition, while who is the subject.

I love learning things. I hate forgetting important things I used to know. Grammar is in the latter category. I never could spell, and never will be able to spell, but grammar? I could diagram the heck out of sentences. I scored in the stratosphere on the SAT with grammar. And yet, now? Wut? Comma splice? I’d love some, thank you!

That’s partially due to normal aging. :::shakes fist in denial::: Losing my grammar skill is also due to use it or lose it. In college I rarely had to write anything. I was a double-major of engineering and industrial design, and so there was not a huge call for writing essays any more. After college* I did do a lot of writing for a few years, but when that stopped most of my writing came in the form of either emails or IMs. With that, my grammar took a long walk off of a short pier.

Back to the statement, “I love learning things.” I have it on my endless to-do list to relearn grammar. How nerdy of me! That’s probably not as nerdy as me admitting that I also want to relearn calculus. Right? (But also true.) Once again the Myers-Briggs thing raises its little head: I’m being very INTP with this post. “Learn All The Things! Always!” except… I don’t wanna get off the couch and you can’t make me.

*No, I didn’t graduate. I got married instead. It seemed like a good idea at the time.


  1. I found math rewarding. I don’t like to get into the grammar argument because I have been there already. Only to say that it can feel restrictive with creative writing.


  2. Diagraming sentences was fun with a capital F. I’ve forgotten more than I ever knew. If you don’t use it you lose it.


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