Clever Manka (clevermanka) wrote in metaquotes,
Clever Manka

Mistakes were made

copperwise voices her opinions on misused words:

"I should not be held responsible for the mistakes of my youth." OK. Dandy. If the mistakes of your youth involved putting salt in your tea and sugar on your french fries, you're off the hook. But so many people seem to want their "mistakes" ignored when they were not mistakes, but conscious decisions.

A handy way to tell the difference? Try the word oops before the transgression and see if it's believable.

{snip lovely examples to get to punchline}

Get a clue, collective asshats of the multiverse. If you decided to do it...if you had to be careful not to get caught...if it ended in a jail wasn't a mistake.

Full post here.
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