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Early this morning I was talking with a writer about the phrase "thoughtfully precise manner." I suggested the adverb wasn't needed because "precise" conveys the idea of thoughtfulness on its own.

This conversation was taking place in a dream.

With an infinite number of things to dream about, I was dreaming about grammar. Fortunately, this was just before I woke up. If it had started right after I fell asleep, I probably would have died overnight of tedium.

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tanadariel
May. 12th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Fabulous. I wish I had more grammar dreams.
patrick_vecchio
May. 13th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
I think I need to get my meds adjusted again.
inkling7
May. 14th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I've had some weird dreams alright--including the reoccurring one where I play hide-and-seek with Bugs Bunny and a witch--but grammar dreams are, unfortunately, fewer and far between.
patrick_vecchio
May. 14th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I get enough grammar in my waking hours. In fact, I need to cut back.
nodressrehersal
May. 13th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Isn't it weird how perfectly "mundane" some of our dream content is, while some is like Dali on drugs.

I've been doing a lot of explaining in my dreams lately. I guess it beats those awful "hiding out of fear and being found" dreams.
patrick_vecchio
May. 13th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Explaining what?
nodressrehersal
May. 13th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Oh, stupid stuff - nothing even remotely interesting. Just me in some sort of "here, let me show you how to do it..." mode with sundry people known and unknown to me.
vivitalia
May. 13th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
psh, my mundane dreams are like Dali on drugs.

The really crazy stuff is much nuttier. :p
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