Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon
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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.
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