Insist on your right to sound stupid

After all, life is unfair:

If ever you need an example of “the soft bigotry of low expectations” [George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson], there’s a legitimate Exhibit A.


  1. McGehee »

    25 February 2018 · 3:19 pm

    She needs to visit the South. Lousy grammar is positively color-blind down here.

  2. fillyjonk »

    25 February 2018 · 5:37 pm

    I don’t correct the grammar of people online, but I do reserve the right to roll my eyes over things like the “your/you’re” misuses.

    When they start telling me I can’t correct the grammar of my students on their papers? That’s when I definitely* look for a new career.

    (*Not “definatley,” as I have often seen online. Well, maybe “defiantly,” but that’s a different word altogether.)

  3. jsallison »

    25 February 2018 · 8:15 pm

    speel czech be raysist.

  4. Holly H »

    26 February 2018 · 8:29 am

    There was a controversy over whether it’s legitimate to use grammar as a deal-breaker on okcupid and such sites. My argument is, of course it is. If they are sloppy about their grammar, when they are supposedly on their most-impressive behavior, what else is behind door #3?

  5. McGehee »

    26 February 2018 · 8:43 am

    They can controversy all they like — you’re entitled to your standards, period.

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