JemmaT: Hello, Tommy, what is your favorite book?
(I understand that Tommy is a duck, so we are using a duck translator on him.)
Tommy: The Merriam- Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
JemmaT: Why is that?
Tommy: Because it makes me smarter than everyone else.
JemmaT: Oh, er, well, that’s a . . . Very interesting reason, Tommy! Heh heh . . .
Tommy: What about you? I bet you ain’t as smart as me because the Dictionary isn’t your favorite book.
JemmaT: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire! I read it in 3rd grade.
Tommy: See! Not as smart as me. But . . . You’re okay, I guess.
JemmaT: Ha! I caught you! It is horrible grammar to start a scentence with ‘but’ or ‘and’. Wait . . . Am I being recorded?
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