My Dark Distant Mistress, (and really , i wouldn't have it any other way) (me either)
I've enjoyed reading Evil Editor for oh, 2 days, until today, where he queerly went off on a query letter because the writer said:
"I'm enclosing a SASE."
He sort of excoriated her for not saying, "AN" SASE. As in, AN elephant. AN espadrille.
I am mystified. "I'm enclosing a SASE", seems like pretty standard English to me. "An" SASE makes no sense to me, and when i tried to politely say so in that thread, he chose not to include my polite comments about it.
I'm not runnin to you boo-hoo. But he's no Miss Snark, is what i'm sayin'. It'd be nice to have an editor's side but this is just weird. I know you've a thousand things more important but..wtf?
Best to you, and KY.
What part of EVIL isn't clear?
And "an SASE" is correct. Say these out loud to see what I mean: "an herb garden, an evil editor, an essay, an SASE".
And it's his blog, he gets to chop whatever comments he wants, polite or not, just as I do.