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PSA: Proper Grammar

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

File this under the "it's summer let's post something humorous" category, but this new video from Weird Al should be mandatory to watch before posting:

 

post #2 of 17

I love this!

post #3 of 17

Love Weird Al. 

post #4 of 17

Such a cunninglinquist :eek

post #5 of 17
BIG dictionary!

Amazing he's doing this as long as he has.
post #6 of 17

I was going to post that video in the  pet peeve thread.  

Its a great way to start the day, eh? 

 

Weird Al is doing 8 new videos in 8 days.  

Installment #1 was Tacky (parody of Happy)

 

#3 is Foil (Parody of Royal)

post #7 of 17

As a technical writer, I love that video!

post #8 of 17

I could care less.

post #9 of 17

Brought a tear to my eye.

post #10 of 17
It's interesting how the medium that put paper out of business is the same one that got us all writing again. For fifty years the telephone was king. Sure, we still read, but other people were doing all the writing.
post #11 of 17
Those who enjoyed the video ought to go out this very minute and buy a copy of every grammar nazi's friend, Eats Shoots and Leaves.

The really sad thing is that every time he corrected spelling I grumped to myself "that's not grammar!"
post #12 of 17
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Those who enjoyed the video ought to go out this very minute and buy a copy of every grammar nazi's friend, Eats Shoots and Leaves.

The really sad thing is that every time he corrected spelling I grumped to myself "that's not grammar!"

Already own it. :-)

 

I also had a sad experience watching the video: as the lyrics flashed past, I found myself checking for misspellings. ("Wouldn't it be funny if...")   It was frustrating because I couldn't read quite fast enough.

post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by litterbug View Post

Those who enjoyed the video ought to go out this very minute and buy a copy of every grammar nazi's friend, Eats Shoots and Leaves.


The really sad thing is that every time he corrected spelling I grumped to myself "that's not grammar!"
Already own it. :-)

I also had a sad experience watching the video: as the lyrics flashed past, I found myself checking for misspellings. ("Wouldn't it be funny if...")   It was frustrating because I couldn't read quite fast enough.
It's so nice not being all alone in this cold cruel world. rolleyes.gif:
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by litterbug View Post


It's so nice not being all alone in this cold cruel world. rolleyes.gif:

 

Ahem. That should be "cold, cruel world."

 

:D

post #15 of 17

Saw this and thought of my grammar nazi friends. 

post #16 of 17

Love it.  I got really picky about the selection of words and the use of punctuation when I was a contracting officer in the Navy.  An improperly worded contractual sentence can really cause problems. 

 

Here's one that was in a base services contract I oversaw.  "The contractor shall provide three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner."

 

An enterprising or conniving contractor could throw down three plates with some food on them and say, "There's your three meals for today; that's breakfast, that's lunch, and that's dinner.  Now pay me for the other 1000 meals we need for the rest of the people."  That didn't happen.  But we did reword that portion of the contract just to insure it wouldn't.

 

Don't get me going on the difference between the words shall and will. :rolleyes (Of course in this thread I shouldn't use emoticons!)

post #17 of 17

There's a sign at my gym that says, "non-marking soles are only allowed on the squash courts." I'm always tempted to ask if it's ok to wear my non-marking shoes in the gym as well, but I don't think anyone will get the joke.

 

Gotta love syntax.

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