sciocco patrocinando

ow yao dowin today? grrrreat ta, yao? Bostin ta! Listen me flowa, our betty's havin a do down the con club if yao and your jim fancy poppin' along? i heard she's had a new do un all!!! Anyhow, i'd best be off cocker, i've gotta get some cream for me fowrid... tara....

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

as seal once sang..."no we're never gonna survive, unless, we get a little crazy"... and i feel i'm half way there at the moment. My foot still absolutely kills and my new hayfever eyedrops sting like sticking hot pins in my cornea and taste like... like... well, it's not really a taste, more a wretching feeling at the back of ones throat! On the plus side i did sleep pretty well and i kicked my mom's ass at university challenge last night, god bless the classical music round, amen. I thought i'd continue this morning with a major dislike of mine, which i must confess when writing on the computer, i err accidentally on a regular basis: Use of correct and perhaps more importantly, apt spelling and grammar. There, i've said it. I'm sorry, but i would not mind for a second if the culprits that i know of didn't have good, if not great, english language and literature grades at school! A culture of laxidasical spelling and grammar is a hard one to break free of i can tell you (fully aware that jodie has probably pointed out about a dozen up to now)!!! I'm a big believer that spellcheck is so-called as you can "check" the "spelling" for future reference; s that not correct?

The first to go is the often totally misunderstood apostrophe: it's becomes its whilst they're somehow morphs into there or that one is really annoying! Can i just say as an intermitant point, that a question has a question mark at the end of it, else it is just a statement and i will not reply with an answer. By far the easiest piece of grammar to remember is the capital letter (though no doubt looking back i've probably let one slip away somewhere). Capital letters at the start of sentences please. And don't forget proper nouns such as Paul or England (spot the deliberate mistake there? let me know...)! One thing i let myself get away with murder is the use of colons and semi-colons; i swear they're just there to annoy people (as oppose to "there just they're to annoy people"). In fact, for those not really in the know on these (like myself) bullet points are so much easier when making a list!

Let me get one thing clear here; i'm not talking about a hatred of colloquiallisms and acronyms in order to facilitate speed of response etc. (ah thats another good one... when shortening a word such as institution to "inst." a dot is used at the end to denote that there are more letters present and the end of the word. However, shortening something like mister to "mr" does not require the same treatment as the "r" is the last letter in the word. That is, at least how i have come to understand it, though where i acquired that from i'm not quite sure! Oh, and i do feel as though i need to apologise for my use of ... constantly. I am as guilty as anyone for this one. In my defence, i use it as a tool to create the illution of actual speech in slowing a sentence down...sorry. Anyway, i would love to finish this one off but i have to go and actually do some work which is depressing.


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