August 7th, 2005

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Grammar Police

melfra champions the cause for those of you who are driven to near-insanity by the poor grammar of those on the Net in this friendslocked post. Quoted with permission (via AIM).

"So a few days ago, I saw a meme on the journal of [name removed]. It was the *gasp* infamous "what sexual things do you're friends think about you?" meme! I ranted. And ranted. And had a little fun. Collapse )

She gives a full impromptu grammar lesson after that. It's lovely. It includes the line, "My theory on this mix up is sheer laziness- one day, a person wanted to write the plural of "donkey." However, this person simply could not remember what to do with a "y"! Instead, they decided to seperate the two parts of the word with an apostrophe. Unknown to said person, this would become a fad..."

Melly's sarcasm makes for constant entertainment.
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I was taking my monthly walk through our computer, deleting files that took up more space than they were worth, when I noticed something, "Hey. There's some porn in this file. Throat Gaggers 8. I wonder what happened to the other seven." Adam remained almost motionless, save for the few digits he spared to play our beloved copy of Super Mario World. I kept looking, eventually saying, "...and some old Thundercats episodes." Within seconds Adam had dashed to the PC and was exclaiming excitedly, "Put it on, put it on!"

I'm living with a geek as hardcore as I am. This makes me smile.

-- raffish
me: the emerald city

On new stages in adulthood.

QWP from mana_sama's last journal entry (streamlined for topic):

"It feels very very strange to be moving out of my parents' house. Of course, it's not like I'm really moving forever, as much of my stuff will still be here and I'm welcome home anytime. But having my own place to live, that isn't a dorm, is both exciting and daunting. I won't blather on about freedom and responsability, I'll just leave it at that. Yesh. Another phase of life.

With that said, I'm going to go play with my dolls."
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When icewyche announced to customers_suck that Mr Dictionary Is Your Friend, she pointed out that:
"whey" is pronounced "way", not "whee". Little Miss Muffet did not eat curds and "whee".

This spawned a number of amusing comments which I couldn't choose between, thus are listed below:

wynnen Curds and whee! Tee-hee! To funny. Sounds like a guy with a yeast infection.

makarov curds and WHEE are best eaten during periods of gonads & strife

Me: Heh, you just know Miss Muffet was a stoner. She ate some "curds" and then... "Wheeeee!"
icewyche Which explains why she saw giant spiders. :-D

The thread contains a number of other amusing comments about the confusion of prostate with prostrate, but, but - WHEEE!
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tallest_spork has this to say about The Jeezy Creezy fandom:

"What, Jesus dies??? SHIT...

Actually, the HP fandom could be really amusing as a Bible fandom.

"I can't believe God did that in that book. I mean, killing Jesus? Totally not cool. And bringig him back was using a really lame plot device. Deus ex machina is lame."

"Yeah, seriously. We should just forget the New Testament happened."

(a split in fandom is what seperated the Christians from the Jews)

or "These new books are lame, we should just take the Anne Rice version's as canon from here on." "

From a post on Userpicks.

When the british speak

This is rozefire expressing her opinions, as a British citizen herself, about the second terrorist bombing that occured in London.

People need to stop bombing London. ¬_¬

It upsets our tea time.

>V< As British as one can get! :p

Of course, Aoi_tsuki's answer was just as fine... but that's another meta-quote altogether :p

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Something that I just found on silverkiiri's lj. She quoted a letter from a mother of a gay son.

If you want to tout your own morality, you'd best come up with something more substantive than your heterosexuality. You did nothing to earn it; it was given to you. If you disagree, I would be interested in hearing your story, because my own heterosexuality was a blessing I received with no effort whatsoever on my part. It is so woven into the very soul of me that nothing could ever change it. For those of you who reduce sexual orientation to a simple choice, a character issue, a bad habit or something that can be changed by a 10-step program, I'm puzzled. Are you saying that your own sexual orientation is nothing more than something you have chosen, that you could change it at will? If that's not the case, then why would you suggest that someone else can?

The entire post is here

I wish I could shake this woman's hand. If there were more people like her on this planet, it'd be a better place.
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"Special Community Support Officers were on hand to deal with any suspected terrorist activity by wearing fluorescent yellow tabards and looking at you like you might be dodgy. These brave volunteers, who freely give up the time they normally spend applying for the Territorial Army again, have been given special powers to hold Islamist terrorists quite hard by the arm until a proper policeman can come to finish the job." - antipholus on the state of London security
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cleolinda once again with the pearls of wisdom:

(regarding her MarySue-ing herself)

Cleo Sue icons (emphasis on the "Sue," not on the "Cleo") for taking and using: because it didn't really happen if you didn't make icons.

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Bulging with muscle.

Bulging with BAT-muscle.

Most intense leg ever! Most dangerous leg on earth! Don't question the Bat!"
-- wafflebot

Context? We don't need no bloody context.

(It's even better when you ignore the last line of the quote and let the innuendo run free! :D)

count_libido says

I just saw a program on TV about the best movie cars of all time. They were
talking about the Plymouth in Christine and asking if cars have souls.

believe they do. For example, BMWs usually have arse-souls. Behind the wheel.