09 February 2009

Or before G-H, as in "neighbor" and "weigh"

Now is the time on the blog at which I stop to mock someone desperately in need of mocking.

Some have expressed reservations about commenting here for fear of being viciously derided over spelling or grammatical errors, but I cannot stress enough how little you have to worry about that.

Unless you were to commit your errors in the course of making some cutting, accurate remarks taking me down a few pegs, then, yes, I might have to lash out in the easiest way possible.

Other than that, I will love you even if you write like whoever wrote up the error page for the Restricted Trailer site of the upcoming movie I Love You, Man.

It requires you to enter "your" name, age, location, and birth date before allowing you access, and it's apparently either broken or somehow smart enough to realize that Fyuck Eweman is not my real name.


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"Let's see... oh, man, I wish I hadn't slept through all of junior high...* I before E, E before I... why not both! It's genius! Now, I can finally get back to copy-editing Associated Press stories."



* Or attended an American school after 1970.

8 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

I just taught this to my sixth graders. They had never heard the saying before! I was stunned.

nonna said...

wait a minute. who did you mock? did i miss it? i was ready for some real good juicy mocking but i did not hear any mocking. i am very disappointed. are there any kind of false advertising rules in this blogosphere??

nonna said...

wait a minute. who did you mock? did i miss it? i was ready for some real good juicy mocking but i did not hear any mocking. i am very disappointed. is there any kind of false advertising rules in this blogosphere??

Mary said...

And they don't use spel chek on that cite......

Lacey said...

It's easy! "I" after "E," except in the word "Budweiser." (Man, I hope theirss nmo typoes n thiz comendt.)

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Midwest Mom said...

You could've always signed in as Ben Dover or Phil McCracken.

They're such a pair.

;D

beth said...

The AP stories will certainly keep you busy!