August 11, 2004
Self appointed, self anointed "grammar cop" goes on a crusade against all grammar, spelling and punctuation infractions.
Humouously of course, though he does dole out fines. Admit it, you've always wanted to do that.
13 years ago
Ok, I'll start.
That'll cost you five pushups in a push-up bra.
Only 5 fines since the end of March? Either his program is working or he ain't trying hard enough. I can find five grammar or punctuation errors on my walk to work. One on a party fire truck for rent suggests it is great for
@Wolof Curses you!
@pyrrthon1 That should be "Curses, you."
Oh, and that should be "self-appointed," etc.
There's a lesson here, kids.
I live next door to a clothing store that puts little signs on its mannequins every Halloween. They say "Scarey Savings."
: Misdemeanor misspelling of "Russian" - an adjective and noun relating to the country, language and culture of people who often wear shiny gold pants; painting said misspelling on a stretched canvas surface; calling said streteched canvas "art"; selling said "art" with a straight face. Defendant: A SoHo street vendor selling paintings of questionable taste. Bad taste factor mitigated by the fact that the vendor is black and as such is apparently allowed to profit from self-deprecating material, like Chris Rock. Fine: 176 Rubles and a raised eyebrow.
Complaint: Misdemeanor misspelling of "stretched"; omission of hyphen in "Bad taste factor"; misplaced phrase in "is apparently allowed to profit from self-deprecating material, like Chris Rock" (unless he means Chris Rock to represent self-deprecating material); wrongful use of capital letter in "176 Rubles." Also, overall use of "grammar" to mean "spelling." Fine:
Officer spotted crime on window across from park where attention-starved "magician" David Blaine had stood on a pillar for a few boring days.
Ha! Also, languagehat:
"Okay, I've heard rumors that I doesn't talk good grammar (yes, I spelled it correctly) on here, but that's because I can do whatever the Hell I feel like doing. This is my blog. If I want to write in..."
Man, I wish I'd thought of that site - not because it'd make me a million bucks, but because I do the same thing. I know most incorrect spelling can be chalked up to simple inattentiveness, but some of it is sheer stupidity, which I have a much harder time forgiving.
Isn't there a law of the internet which states that if you correct the English in someone's post, you are destined to make the same mistake soon afterward? I'm sure glad I never do that...
A tedious person.
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