A sixer …

…for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Bookmark.




”Thank you for submitting your entry in this year’s Spot the Grammatical Error Competition, Philip, your participation are much appreciated”

“I think you mean is appreciated sir, not are”.

“Just testing you”, bluffed the red-faced professor, “now if you was to succeed, what prize would you like to win?”

“I think you mean if I were to succeed, not was, but to answer your question I’d like a bookmark,” said Philip.

“As you should know by now young man”, huffed the professor, “my name is Archibald not Mark, now what book would you like?” 

“No, not a book, a bookmark, one of those things you put between pages … oh, I give up!”



Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.


31 thoughts on “A sixer …

  1. ceayr Jul 28, 2022 / 11:20

    We should be allowed to hang people for bad grammar, I think.

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  2. jenne49 Jul 28, 2022 / 11:51

    Oh, the irony! Nothing like a grammar nazi being caught out in their own grammar. I find I have a malicious smile on my face! Nice one, Keith. (And I’m just waiting to be caught out myself!)

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  3. hilarymb Jul 28, 2022 / 14:05

    Hi Keith – I wasn’t relating to the word as such … as could only see Uni … as uni-cycle … not uni (university) … so wasn’t think stoopid! Well done … cheers Hilary


  4. Susan St.Pierre Jul 28, 2022 / 17:14

    Sometimes, we encounter ignorance where we least expect it. Giving up is a sound strategy! LOL
    Delightful Six!

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  5. Christine Goodnough Jul 28, 2022 / 22:10

    I’m all for good grammar. However, there’s time when discretion is the better part of valour. (Or valor, as my SpellCheck insists.) Shall we get into spelling errors?


  6. clark Jul 28, 2022 / 23:33

    I hear Lou and Bud, laughing from beyond the grave. Excellent Six: fun, funny and (from a technical point of view) tricky to execute.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Leyde Ryan Jul 29, 2022 / 12:13

    Well done as always! Thought I’d stop by to let you know ‘Staarlz’ has moved to a new blog–hope you’re well, not roasting in the heat😉 Leyde

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  8. The Atomic Mage Jul 29, 2022 / 20:48

    😁😂I like the book, Mark, erm, I mean Archibald, erm, I mean Keith. Reminds me of my dear old maternal grandmother when she would ask me: “How’s your grammar?” And I would think she was asking after my paternal grandmother.

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  9. Liz H Aug 1, 2022 / 20:38

    Those damned academics. Proof again that education does not ensure intelligence.
    Well done!


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