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What Did You Just Say?

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by Bob

I know a lot of people have written, talked, discussed and bitched about today’s topic. I may have even written about it before, but I have to again. I am going to admit that I am NOT the best with grammar. A lot of my posts prove that. HOWEVER, I take great umbrage when people who are supposed to be “professionals” don’t know how to use the English language in its simplest forms.

What sparked this rage you ask? I was watching some videos online at work (yes, it IS part of my job), and the
“professional” host of this particular webisode I was watching kept saying “valentimes day”. Not once, not twice, but EVERY time he said it. I even jacked up the volume and replayed to see if I heard him correctly. I did. This guy supposedly wrote a book.

Later that afternoon, I was talking to someone else and they said “irregardless”. Really?

It pains me to go on Facebook every day because of the utter disregard for the whole “there, their and they’re” fiasco. I am also really upset that Twitter and texting have devolved our language into sound alike groupings of letters that were once relegated to snappy license plates. I actually read something on facebook the other day that was talking about language, or growing as a person or some such thing, and “ur” was plastered throughout. It was on facebook! It’s not like there is a character limit!

UC 2 really annoy ppl. I might start talking like that IRL. WDYT? Would it work? Or is it just MHO?

I understand that sometimes the abbreviations are ok, but only when space savings is needed.

It isn’t just the abbreviating that drives me nuts, it is people just using the wrong words all together. Or should I say “alltogether”? I no people do that alot. and I really wish they wood stop. I don’t care that much accept the affect that it illicits makes it hard for me to breath. I know that most people think that is is just an allusion, that it doesn’t really happen that much. That you don’t see it on any proper stationery. I expect this fact as the norm. Why than do so many people write like this, rather then the right way? Who nose.

I just know that I am going to expect that my children learn the correct usage of words. I am buying every episode of Schoolhouse Rock for my daughter AND my niece. Hopefully when they are old enough to tweet and facebook, or whatever is around then, they will know how to cite the correct site when they complement their projects earning a compliment on their work.

My brain now hurts, so, until next time, remember … “A noun’s a special kind of word, It’s any name you ever heard, I find it quite interesting, A noun’s a person, place, or thing.”



Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by Bob

I have been blogging on for a little over a year now. I have had some funny blogs, some unfunny blogs, some good pictures, no pictures and a variety of other things in my posts. No matter what I post though, I have yet to be featured on the “Freshly Pressed” section of the home page.

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For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is a section where 10 blogs are posted on the home page as featured blogs. I have clicked through a number of these and sometimes I just think to myself “really?!?!” I have had PLENTY of blogs that I think were far more amusing that the ones they have featured there. I know that they are randomly chosen, and they even had a post about how to get chosen. It seems to me I have done most of the things that it takes to get chosen to be freshly pressed.

I will admit that incoherent ramblings aren’t always the things that masses of people want to read but still, I would like the shot. I would like the personal satisfaction to know that I was good enough to be one of the chosen few. One of the elite to have their blog opened up to possibly hundreds of hits in one or two days. I want my 15 minutes of blogging fame.

With that said, I am not complaining about the selection process really. I don’t want the committee to think that I am writing this just to get chosen … oh wait, I am doing that. Hmmm. That probably will keep me from getting chosen. Come to think of it, my spelling is pretty bad at times, my grammar is nowhere close to being copywriter quality. I don’t have very many interesting original images. My headlines are often times lacking and most times my content isn’t all THAT interesting is it? I am starting to see now, why I am not chosen.

Oh well, I guess I should just be happy to have the readers that I DO have. I love my readers and the comments that they leave are many times much better than my actual blog post and keep me and my wife laughing for hours. Well, ok it is usually my wife laughing at me, but still.

Well, I am hoping that the powers that be will someday find one of my blogs interesting enough to feature me on the home page. Until then, I will continue to let the voices tell me what to write and hopefully entertain all of you.

Hey look at me! I posted three days in a row! I hope I can keep it up but made the list of things that need to be done before the baby comes and … YIKES! I am going to be one busy soon to be daddy the next couple of months.

Well, I am off to come up with a hundred or so tags to let me be found. Until next time, even if I am never featured, remember … “when I die, on my deathbed, I will receive total consciousness. So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.”

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