Mighty Red Pen

April 15, 2009

No, you can’t has cheezburger

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 5:07 pm
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You probably wouldn’t want this one anyway.

The other day, a visitor to MRP commented that she did not care about grammar and spelling, and that she should be allowed to express herself in writing without regard for such a trivial matter. I present to you Exhibit A to illustrate why we should care about such minor things as, er, letters and punctuation.


Hat tip to SPOGG.



  1. Uhm. Hmm, well, if you had noticed in my comment I only specified Grammar, and did not specify spelling. Grammar and spelling are two different things. I care about spelling, thank you.

    Comment by Bre — April 21, 2009 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  2. So noted: The aforementioned visitor ONLY cares about grammar and NOT about spelling.

    Comment by mighty red pen — April 21, 2009 @ 6:12 pm | Reply

  3. And if you looked yet again at my above comment… I said I care about spelling. Wow, for someone who loves the English language and grammar so much you are very bad at READING their visitor’s comments.

    Comment by Bre — April 21, 2009 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  4. Oh, you’re right, but I have never stated that I cared about reading comprehension, only grammar and spelling.

    So noted: aforementioned visitor did not PREVIOUSLY state that she cared about spelling, only grammar, but now cares about spelling as well.

    You have a bit of an agreement problem “you … their …”

    Comment by mighty red pen — April 21, 2009 @ 6:37 pm | Reply

  5. Never said I was perfect.

    Comment by Bre — April 21, 2009 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

  6. Quote: Well, here at MRP, we are writers (and other word nerds) who DO care about grammar (and punctuation, spelling, and other matters related to language), we care very deeply.

    Reading comprehension is part of the “other matters related to language”.

    Comment by Bre — April 21, 2009 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  7. Bre, honey, sit down and shush up before Ms. MRP makes you look like even more of a fool.

    Honestly, don’t they teach kids about sarcasm and other forms of irony these days?

    Comment by David — April 21, 2009 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  8. I’m being really, really stupid, but what is that sign trying to say? I can make neither head nor tail out of ‘anus’ (so to speak)…

    Oh. OK. I just saw the big ‘Angus’ banner. Sheesh.

    Comment by JD (The Engine Room) — April 26, 2009 @ 7:19 am | Reply

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