In an effort to continue the mindnumbing posts about genetic mutants and the letter X, I found the Elements of Phyle
, a clever jab at both the X-Files
and the infamous Elements of Style
. Its a handy guide to proper grammar, spelling, and style with X-Files themed examples:
Could have and could've are good.
Could of is bad.
(Ditto with would and should.)
"How strange," Mulder thought, reading the fanfic. "Scully would never say 'could of.' Not even in an internal monologue."