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10:26 pm - Ah, Dan Quayle, where would we be without you?
Today I saw the word "potatoes" misspelled as "potatos," and I pointed it out to a co-worker who didn't see anything wrong with it.

"There's an E in potatoes," I said.

"Nuh uh," he said. "Remember? Dan Quayle got in trouble for spelling it with an E."

"No," I said. "He was spelling potato, singular."

He rolled his eyes and pointed out that to pluralize something means to "only stick an S after it."

Whatever. At one point in my life I thought that people like this should be put to sleep, but these days I'm older and wiser and less humane, and I think they should have to receive each other's forwarded e-mail instead.
Current Mood: sadliterate
Current Music: Bencoolen -- I'm Not As Think As You Chinese I Am

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From:seanorange
Date:August 31st, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
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That's ridiculous. Of course you only put an s after pluralized words:

Mouses
Ponys
Womans
Octopuss
Glasss

Those all look right to me.

~Sean
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From:toastmastertom
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
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You mean there's something wrong with those? Fucks!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure Octopuss is a word, and if not it should be.

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 1st, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Why is it that when you guys comment on my journal, you always act like a bunch of smartasss?
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From:sweetconcord
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
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Wow...The best argument in favor of euthanasia for those people is how terribly indignant they act when someone suggests that they're wrong.
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From:seanorange
Date:August 31st, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
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I think euthanasia implies that either they wanted to die, or they were incapable of making the choice for themselves. So isn't that really murder?

And isn't it doubly awkward, considering you're using a charicature (from a pretty funny comic) of someone infamous for "euthanizing" millions of Jews?

(not playing devil's advocate, just being snotty... :p)

~Sean
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From:sweetconcord
Date:August 31st, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
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No no, that was sort of the point. =P Perhaps I should have put euthanize in quotation marks or something...
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From:seanorange
Date:August 31st, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
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That whooshing was the sound of your multi-layered cleverness going over my head.

(unless you're faking, in which case -- way to backpedal!)

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 1st, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
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No, no, no. I don't think euthanasia is a good idea at all. I think these people need to be tortured, and I think they need to be tortured by having to read each other's writing. It's hard enough for them when they have to read formal text, but they find reading damn near impossible when grammar and spelling go out the window.
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 1st, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
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You're one of the only adults I know who can get away with that attitude.
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From:angelic667
Date:August 31st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
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You mean you didn't pull out a dictionary?
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 1st, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
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I don't have one at work anymore (used to, though). Honestly, it didn't occur to me to send him to Dictionary.com, but in retrospect I don't think that proving him wrong would have done much good.
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From:toastmastertom
Date:August 31st, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Ahh...an unmentionable cruelty...
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 1st, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Y'know what I'd really like to see? I'd love to watch him try to struggle through, oh, I dunno, the original text of Beowulf. THAT would be cruel.
Ah, Dan Quayle, where would we be without you? - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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