I like being a snarky little so-and-so about bad grammar. Generally, if I see or hear hideous grammar, I'm all over it in a very sarcastic way.
But sometimes there are exceptions. Sometimes somebody goes and uses a pseudo-word that I have mocked the hell out of before...and somehow makes it endearing.
Today that person is Roy Halladay. The Phillies pitcher known as Doc said "funner" in a little interview on the evening the Phillies not only became NL East champions for the fourth year in a row, but also clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs due to having the best record in the National League.
Dear Doc was covered in champagne. This is his first trip to the postseason. He's excited--can you blame him? Big League Stew reported that Halladay told Philadelphia broadcaster Gary Matthews "It's been fun, but it's only gonna get funner."
That's right. He said "funner."
And I freakin' loved it. I dare you, fellow grammar fiend, to not love it too (unless you're a Mets fan, in which case I'll understand why you hate it).
I swear I have not taken total leave of my senses when I tell you that sometimes, in very rare circumstances (especially those involving talented and attractive baseball players)...bad grammar can actually be good. Not good in the sense that we're going to want to use it in formal correspondence, of course...but good in the sense that it's charming and smile-inducing.
Bring on the funner! (And bring on the Phillies baseball, too. Halladay FTW!)
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