Friday, August 22, 2008

A little English snarkiness

Okay, time for a confession. Misuse of punctuation and spelling errors tend to be rather large pet peeves for me. Especially in papers I am grading and in a context of something that's supposed to be professional. So, occasionally when I am bored, I peruse blogs such as The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, Apostophism, etc. Just as a disclaimer, these sites are not necessarily run by people with low tolerance for crudeness. They are pretty clean in general, but you definitely run the risk of coming across vulgar language if you choose to read the blogs.

Today an old entry on English Fail made me laugh out loud. Look at the second comment down, and think back five and a half years.

Edit: This and this also really tickled my funny bone. I cannot vouch for the cleanliness of the comments.

Why do misspelled signs make me giggle?

2 comments:

Ross & Amanda Goodman said...

Those sites are FANTASTIC!!! The raw tomatoes was my favorite. Things like that make me laugh (and mad sometimes) because people usually had to have spent a lot of time and money getting them ready, and yet somehow the mistaks were not caught at ANY point in the creation process. If you are not literate in English, then I say you need to take the pedestrain back to elementary school before being put in charge of mass producing warnings for the FDA.

Moonsahra said...

This post makes me giggle, especially in light of an article I read this morning. I think you'll get a kick out of it.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/22/sign.vandals.ap/index.html