It was a brisk winter evening.
While editing a Copyblogger article written by Brian Clark, the sound of my fingers tapping on my keyboard harmoniously blended with the rain pattering on the window next to my desk, as the light from the full moon illuminated my computer monitor.
Then, as the clock struck midnight, something strange happened. My teeth sharpened, my rational mind diminished, and my hands turned into claws hell-bent on changing multiple instances of “who” in Brian’s post to “whom.”
Like many editors before me, I became a Grammar Werewolf.
The next day, I woke up groggy, with little memory of what happened … until I got a message from Brian via carrier pigeon:
“The whom is grammatically correct, but it’s bad copy.”
My heart sank into my stomach. Of course it’s bad copy.