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Thursday, June 21, 2012

You Ain't Got That Rite

We liberals have spent the last few years rolling on the floor and laughing out loud at ungrammatical or misspelled Tea Party signs and at those that are blessedly ignorant, such as this one:


While we like to think we're a little better versed in history than this uninformed little lady, too many of us, regardless of politics, "ain't got it rite."  Here are a few artistic creations that have graced my Facebook page in recent months. I don't know whether to LOL or squirm. Please note that I'm not trying to shoot the messengers, the people who shared these, but maybe the creators might do well to invite another pair of eyes to have a look-see before publishing them.






I understand the second edition was corrected.

How the hell was I to know that this is a real word,
much less what it means???
Thanks to Infidel753 for the, er, heads up.



Hmmmm. Mixed signals?

Of course, if I were to try creating one of these pieces of art, it would probably look something like this one.


UPDATE - 6/25: Just saw this one. Groan. . . .



22 comments:

  1. I don't see any English mistake in the "safeword" one.....?

    A lot of these "meme" pictures around the net are created by people whose native language is something other than English. A lot of the teabagger signs seem to be perpetrated by people who don't have a native language. Either that or they consider correct English a mark of elitist egg-headery.

    Even if they would of new they maid a miss steak, they could care less. So their:-)

    (What saddens me is the debasement of the word "meme", but we seem to be stuck with it.)

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    1. LOL, LOL, LOL - leave it to me to screw up! I'd never heard of it in "that" context, which shows how naive I am I suppose. Was thinking they really meant "safe words" as in two words. Oh well.

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    2. No worries -- one can't be up to speed on every cultural reference. I was actually once asked, by an experienced liberal blogger, what the abbreviation LGBT means.

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  2. Which is more important? The message or the presentation? Many intelligent people say things that are occasionally wrong. Many unintelligent people say things that are occassionally true.

    It is the message that is important.

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    1. Jerry, you aren't the only one I've heard say that and Lord knows I make mistakes, but I think the message tends to get lost with glaring spelling or grammatical errors thrown in your face. Interestingly, I catch such mistakes faster when others make them than I do when I make them - at least most of the time. ;)

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  3. Phew! I'm not up there!

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    1. Feel all better now? ;) I'm not criticizing the folks who share them on FB- just those who create them without taking a second look.

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  4. Ain't it the truth. You read your own words just as you intended them. I have a friend who gets up way before I do and reads my (automatically posted) blog aloud to her mother, and she emails me whenever I make a typo in time to fix it before most of the readers get there. Which is why I really love the "What I If Told You" one, which proves the point. I mean, hey--they meant to do that! And I missed whatever the problem was with "obviously no one knows the level of insanity I operate at--" ?

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    1. A preposition is a word you should never end a sentence with. That's an error up with which no one should put:-)

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    2. I wish I had such a friend. Truly. I've even asked readers not to hesitate to give me a heads up when I make a mistake, which is often -- no matter how many times I may have read it. Another pair of eyes is invaluable.

      "And I missed whatever the problem was with "obviously no one knows the level of insanity I operate at--" ?" I was always taught not to end a sentence with a preposition. In other words, it would have been better to say, "obviously no one knows the level of insanity at which I operate." I "thimk."

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    3. Yup. That's what I thought. See Infidel753, above. Was it Winston Churchill? "This is the sort of errant pedantry up with which I shall not put?" You can take that little rule right off the books.

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  5. The first one made me squirm. The last one laugh out loud. Thanks for that.

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    1. I LOVE the last one, probably because my dyslexia fcuks me up all the time.

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  6. That woman in the first picture, isn't she the one who told John McCain that Obama is an Arab? She's equally be-addled, anyway.

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    1. Good question. Here's a still shot but it's kind of hard to tell but there is a strong resemblance. One thing I noticed in the video you posted, when that woman made her comment about Obama being an Arab people in the audience shook their heads as if saying "no" or "she's touched in the head." A far cry from the behavior of the audiences and the candidates during the GOP debates.

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    2. "Here's a still shot but it's kind of hard to tell but there is a strong resemblance." Speaking of bad sentence structure!

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  7. Murr Brewster is correct. When we write something our brains see it as correct even when we've made a mistkae.

    Happens to me all the time.

    Great post.

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    1. I have the same problem. When I revisit older blog posts, I inevitably end up cringing in horror.

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  8. Tee Hee. I often say my fingers are dyslexic and I reverse my letters constantly.

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