I love this example. The sentence They say the use of fowl language is due to a small vocabulary is just simply too wonderful to be true. But it is true! The poster then goes on to talk about competant people and gillard..reward [ing] those she is indebted too. I feel like a a little Christmas present has come early! I'm certainly not treating the poster as seriously as he obviously would like to be.
Monday, December 12, 2011
This is a great time of year for your classical, old chestnut type of debates. This post is in response to a question about making kids sit in Santa's lap. I think the poster doesn't agree with this practice, but I'm not exactly certain why, and who can say what possessed her to put commas in those locations. Maybe Santa or other Internetty-type magical being chopped out some critical connecting words from her sentence when she posted it?
Is it morally right to tell kids who are not your own that Santa is not real? Of course it isn't and the above poster knows that, hahaa. I like the extra consonant in everybodyy because it sounds like a crying, whiny kid is saying it, though. You wrecked it for everybodyyyyy Neil! Everybodyyy!
I was always told a short story is a good story. In response to a question like 'Should you tell your kids Santa is real?', I might write a sentence or two. I would not report entire conversations, word for word. She said this. Then I said that. I just looked at her etc. etc. etc. I like the poster's story, but it could have been way, way shorter and way, way more people might read it to the end. I would also advise the use of some punctuation, like quotation marks, to GIVE OUR EYES A REST. I'm not judging though, lest I be judged. That's scary!
I don't know about you, but I picture the poster's kids sitting there as she preaches about the history of Christmas and roman pecans and traditions and ROLLING THEIR EYES. Is it over yet, Mama? Just let me know when you're finished taking all the magic bits out of Christmas and replacing them all with cold, hard facts. All of this was unnecessary, unless who she was really preaching to was the other posters (and we know this was of course the case, because she is the better parent, you know, not filling her kids heads with glittery rubbishy ideas). This is what she could have written: I will tell my kids the history of the Christmas celebration, starting from Caeser. Even though my kids' Dad is a Wiccan, I will tell them who is the reason for the season. OK?
I like the sentiments in this one. Even though we can't give Santa a capital letter and give him Proper Noun status, as long as you have the spirit of Christmas is in ur (ouch!) heart, then santa is real.
Posted by Ophelia at 10:45 PM
Sunday, December 11, 2011
It goes without saying I only have two eyes. This means I can't catch all the mistakes out there, but I know they exist and this torments me. If you come across an example you think I'd like, email me either a screenshot or the link to the email at the top of the screen so I can share it with everyone. Thanks!
Posted by Ophelia at 8:37 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I think the kids are going to wonder what's wrong with there parent if they don't know the difference between there and their. I can cope with sometimes leaving space between commas and text and sometimes not, but the spelling teamed with the lack of any other grammar is just making me want to bash my head on something. And then another comment by the same poster! If you can tell me what it actually means I would be very grateful.
There again. It would have to be one of the most commonly misspelt words on the Internet, along with your/you're. This one also has the gift of odd comma spacing, but I'll give the poster a break and blame that on the device used. It can be hard focusing on grammar when you are writing with your thumbs, I guess.
Posted by Ophelia at 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wow, really, I wouldn't want to be seen as extream. A topic like breastfeeding brings out all sorts of posters, especially the ones that can't spell. A just see someone who probably hasn't finished high school. Of course it's rediculouse to suggest breastfeeding makes you a better mother. Good spelling might though! Your children might be more intelligent at least.
Spelling, good or bad, makes a difference. If you can't spell, I don't want to read what you write. Although it is sometimes good for a laugh.
Posted by Ophelia at 2:32 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I really, think, that having, the proper punctuation in the right places, like, really, helps. I don't know about you but when I read a post like this I picture a hippy, like, talking really slowly and pausing every word or two for effect. I certainly don't picture anyone worth listening to. A shame, because what the poster says isn't that bad. Spelling I'll get to later!
Now this guy is yelling WITHOUT taking a breath. It's a real hard slog reading through that, isn't it? I'm sure it wouldn't seem half as irritating with some well placed commas and full stops. Although that might further stuff up what we have.
I did think hard about posting this one. No-one wants to have to read about such problems unless they are really motivated to. But I just couldn't resist all those exclamation marks! At the end of each sentence! It's as if this mum is simply squealing with the joy of it all! When we know she isn't really! Someone should let her know that if she uses MORE THAN ONE exclamation mark everything seems much more urgent!!!! Haha!!! Geddit?
Posted by Ophelia at 3:49 PM