Sunday, 4 December 2011

I know I'm being churlish...


... but this pisses me off. I found it on Tumblr a minute or two ago. It pissed me off first of all because understanding the 'joke' depends on your knowledge of spelling and (missing) punctuation, not of grammar, and secondly because some knuckle-dragger had added the comment:

'THIS hahahahahaha is where being a nerd comes in handy! :b'

There's someone out there who is confident that others will have to skim that seventeen-word text more than once to interpret the message, and at least one other who who thinks that the ability to distinguish 'then' from than' makes you a nerd. 286 people 'liked' the damn thing. Oy, Gott.

6 comments:

Nik_TheGreek said...

Try not to get things like that get to you...

Vilges Suola said...

I'm an English teacher, it's unavoidable!

ydnacblog said...

The ONLY thing, and that's debatable, is s/he didn't spell grammar with an "e".
Saw this in Lonodn yesterday: "Sorry about the weight." I'll say no more.

Vilges Suola said...

Another thing that pisses me off is the Youtube comments that accuse someone of an 'ad hominid' attack, or even further off target, an 'ad homonym' attack.

ydnacblog said...

That "ad homonym/hominid" thing has gone viral! I want someone to accuse me of that. I saw a great one which said, "I have taken umbrance....(at whatever it was).

Vilges Suola said...

Burnt umbrance - colour of the throw I chucked out the other week.

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