August 30th, 2006
|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: literate
Current Music: Bencoolen -- I'm Not As Think As You Chinese I Am
That's ridiculous. Of course you only put an s after pluralized words:
Those all look right to me.
You mean there's something wrong with those? Fucks!
|Date:||August 31st, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm sure Octopuss is a word, and if not it should be.
Why is it that when you guys comment on my journal, you always act like a bunch of smartasss?
Wow...The best argument in favor of euthanasia for those people is how terribly indignant they act when someone suggests that they're wrong.
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)
No no, that was sort of the point. =P Perhaps I should have put euthanize in quotation marks or something...
That whooshing was the sound of your multi-layered cleverness going over my head.
(unless you're faking, in which case -- way to backpedal!)
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.
You're one of the only adults I know who can get away with that attitude.
You mean you didn't pull out a dictionary?
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.
Ahh...an unmentionable cruelty...
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.