Creative Destruction

May 6, 2007

I Swear…

Filed under: Blogosphere — Robert @ 1:33 am

the next time I see someone write “tenants” instead of “tenets” (as in, “a belief in free markets is one of the tenants of laissez-faire capitalism”), I am going to completely. f***ing. snap.

There may not be blood. But there will be bodies.

Learn the words, damn you. Learn the words.

12 Comments »

  1. I agree. And you can add those who say “flaunt” when they mean “flout”.

    And pronoun case errors.

    I have a little list. And they’ll none of them be missed.

    Comment by Daran — May 6, 2007 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  2. Quit whining. It’s good enough for all intensive purposes. Besides, what kind of looser has nothing better to do on Saturday night than write a vocabulary flame?

    Comment by Brandon Berg — May 6, 2007 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

  3. Brandon, they will never find you. Not even pieces.

    Comment by Robert — May 6, 2007 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  4. Could be worse, Bob. One could have entire comments in nothing but 1337.

    At least “tenants”, meaning “that which resides in a place in exchange for regular monetary payments,” comes close enough to where the meaning of the sentence is perfectly clear: “A belief in free markets is one of the tenants of laissez-faire capitalism.”

    [Capitalization and punctuation corrected.]

    Comment by Off Colfax — May 6, 2007 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  5. Brandon Berg wrote:

    Quit whining. It’s good enough for all intensive purposes. Besides, what kind of looser has nothing better to do on Saturday night than write a vocabulary flame?

    That’s pretty funny: intensive purposes for intents and purposes and looser for loser. I sometimes make similar mistakes as I type, but not in response to a spelling/grammar rant.

    Comment by Brutus — May 6, 2007 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  6. Yeah. I was effecting marginal literacy.

    Comment by Brandon Berg — May 7, 2007 @ 1:01 am | Reply

  7. I hate all of you.

    Comment by Robert — May 7, 2007 @ 1:18 am | Reply

  8. Yeah. I was effecting marginal literacy.

    Irregardless, you might want to stop flouting your ability to flaunt the rules before Robert explodes.

    Comment by Dianne — May 7, 2007 @ 4:02 am | Reply

  9. one of my tenants is accepting bribes to pay rent. are you snapping yet?

    Comment by greywhitie — May 7, 2007 @ 3:17 pm | Reply

  10. I see this strange blue glow on the horizon…Perhaps it is the Cherenkov radiation emitted as Robert underwent a nuclear meltdown from all the misuse of language he has been subjected to in this thread…

    Comment by Dianne — May 8, 2007 @ 4:54 am | Reply

  11. Cherenkov? But we’re not even on the Enterprise…

    Oh wait. That’s not Pavel Andreiovich Chekov. It’s Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov.

    My mistake.

    But I think that weird glow is starting to intensify, regardless of who it was named after.

    Comment by Off Colfax — May 8, 2007 @ 6:53 am | Reply

  12. I had only just arrived at the club when I bumped into Roger. After we had exchanged a few pleasantries, he lowered his voice and asked, “What do you think of Martha and I as a potential twosome?”
    “That,” I replied, “would be a mistake. Martha and me is more like it.”
    “You’re interested in Martha?”
    “I’m interested in clear communication.”

    “Fair enough,” he agreed. “May the best man win.” Then he sighed. “Here I thought we had a clear path to becoming a very unique couple.”
    “You couldn’t be a very unique couple, Roger.”
    “Oh? And why is that?”
    “Martha couldn’t be a little pregnant, could she?”
    “Say what? You think that Martha and me….”
    “Martha and I.”

    “Oh.” Roger blushed and set down his drink. “Gee, I didn’t know.”
    “Of course you didn’t.” I assured him. “Most people don’t.”
    “I feel very badly about this.”
    “You shouldn’t say that: I feel bad….”
    “Please, don’t,” Roger said. “If anyone’s at fault here, it’s me!”

    Comment by Lawrence Bush, Accord, N.Y. — May 8, 2007 @ 4:09 pm | Reply


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