Wednesday, 15 October 2008


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apostrophecity, originally uploaded by the.kingfish.

We've hit the mother lode! Inappropriate capitalisation, misplaced apostrophes (of course) and quotation marks used for emphasis.

Note how increasingly wayward the single quotation marks get; by the end of the notice they're almost like brackets.

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Palin goes New-clear

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I don't know which is funnier: the fact that the Republicans were so worried about Sarah Palin's ability to pronounce the word 'nuclear' that they resorted to phonetic spelling on the Autocue, or that they then left that spelling in the transcription that was released to the press.


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Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Way I Are - a parody

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As you can probably imagine, I'm not a fan of the Timbaland song, "The Way I Are".

I'm not usually so much of a stickler that bad grammar in song lyrics bothers me but there are limits. The Way I Are? Come on, that's egregious.

I like this parody, which pokes fun at the sloppy grammar of Timbaland's original.

This video is improved by no small amount by the cameo appearance of Hot For Words star, Marina, in a ridiculously short skirt.

Call me cynical but I'm starting to suspect that the reason she gets so many viewers on YouTube has little to do with her knowledge of etymology.

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