Adverbs Galore [SOCS]

Quietly the members of the secret society entered the deserted building after hours and softly closed the door.

“This is insanely ridiculous,” Fandango said grumpily. “By the way, I brought those cookies everyone likes.”

“Thanks!” Teresa replied cheerfully. “But that’s what we get for electing a crazy English professor for President, who probably didn’t even read as many books as I did.”

“Let’s be fair,” Sadje said moderately. “We didn’t know she’d act so extremely cuckoo once she took office. I can’t eat cookies, so I brought keto-friendly egg salad.”

Happily munching a cookie, Jim said, “I could easily recommend a playlist to our new President, which might get her in a better mood and less likely to randomly order people killed for misusing grammar.”

“I’m a grammar pendant myself,” Fandango boldly admitted. “But even I say that executing people for a misplaced apostrophe is wildly inappropriate.”

“Pedant,” Kristian mildly corrected Fandango.

Fandango paused in the middle of furiously composing a new blog post on his phone. “What?”

“Pedant!” Kristian loudly repeated. “You said pendant but it’s pedant!”

“It’s just a typo!” Fandango yelled defensively.

“Shhhh!” Teresa hushed them fearfully. “No one can know we’re in here.”

HopefullyΒ the President is busy with more important things than our silly little adverb meetup,” Sadje said placatingly.

Terribly sorry I’m ignoring everyone,” Rory called out apologetically from the corner. “What do you all think about prostitution? Please extensively explain your answers.”

Interestingly,” Jim said, “there have been many songs about this topic. Bob Seger, for example–”

Suddenly the door burst open and a group of scarily dressed FBA agents entered.

“Freeze!” shouted the FBA leader. “You’re all under arrest for adverbing! Place your hands over your mouths. Slowly!


24 responses to “Adverbs Galore [SOCS]

  1. Love it! Brilliant!

    PS: The phrase “adverb meetup” seems familiar. Has a version of this been on Usenet?

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  2. Paula this was so funny.
    I was a little too tall
    Could’ve used a few pounds
    Tight pants points hardly reknown
    She was a black haired beauty with big dark eyes
    And points all her own sitting way up high
    Way up firm and high

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  3. I thought you meant me when you wrote, Jim said, β€œthere have been many songs about this topic. Bob Seger”, so I went with Night moves.

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  4. β€œBut even I say that executing people for a misplaced apostrophe is wildly inappropriate.”

    No I don’t. I think misplacing apostrophes should be a capital crime.

    And this post is a hoot. I must reblog this!

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  5. Reblogged this on This, That, and The Other and commented:
    Now this is a brilliant post if ever there was one!

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  6. That was really fun to read! Love it! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. A brilliant post. Love it. How skillfully you have sneaked in so many of us, adverbing ! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚

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  8. I do like this! And what’s wrong with the ultimate punishment for someone misplacing an apostrophe?

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  9. Ah yes, whilst I see they can be over-used, I’ve been made to feel it’s such a crime to use a single adverb in writing.

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  10. Haha! Fantastic. πŸ˜€

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