I know it’s crazy, but I can’t help myself: I send people messages on eBay correcting their grammar and spelling mistakes and mistakes I notice on their listings (if, for example, they describe an Indian dress as “Mexican”, or they advertise “flair” pants instead of “flare” pants).
Recently, a garnet ring and earrings set was described as “hugh.” I wrote in saying “‘Hugh’ is a man’s name pronounced like ‘hue’ or ‘hew’; I think you mean ‘huge’.”
I confess that I am completely insane. Is there a word for this particular disorder? (I mean a publishable word — don’t everyone write in saying “asshole.”)
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Yoiu are a luvable crazy womyn!
oh hee hee ha ha ha. have you read *infinite jest*? the mother character is a stickler grammarian who heads up an org established expressly for the purpose of grammatical interventions. 🙂 (the author himself purposely indulges in terrible grammar all over the rest of the book.)
I am sending you kisses. You make me smile!
That’s awesome. I would love a pair of “flair pants.”
This also reminds me of those terrible T-shirts created by foreign factory workers with an English dictionary in hand. I just bought a cheap “hand-pressing flashlight” with these instructions:>“This product is a new science and technology production and made with high and new science and technology. It can illuminate only placing it in rhythm.>No need any power. no envionmertal (sic) pollution. Low noise and health. Compaing with common torch. It can be several times on lift….>Hand and brain coor dinate and promote your brain memory and health composition.”