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LMAO!!!!!! (Original Post) nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 OP
the grammar nazi saw a typo... his heart stopped as well.... unblock Mar 2014 #1
Quick call 911 nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #2
I before E . . . . . elleng Mar 2014 #3
Two typos. It was inevitable. longship Mar 2014 #4
I know, the point was made and it was on point nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #5
"be" Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2014 #6
????? nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #7
Presumably you will "be" nice rather than "by nice". nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2014 #9
Now THAT kind of typo I can get behind. calimary Mar 2014 #14
the REAL grammar nazi saw TWO errors..... lastlib Mar 2014 #16
Ohhhhh! Duh! Curmudgeoness Mar 2014 #20
Apostrophe Pretzel_Warrior Mar 2014 #30
If it's I before E except after C why does his smock read NCIS? lame54 Mar 2014 #18
I wish cartoonists so incisive would not step on their great points by their silly mistakes. Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2014 #8
Ok grammar nazi have fun with it nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #10
I found it funny too, and incisive as I said. Perspicacious, even. Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2014 #11
not to mention... Beartracks Mar 2014 #12
Yeah - too many folks only see the "MORAN" sign in their head Plucketeer Mar 2014 #15
Do you feel the spelling mistake takes away from the message whopis01 Mar 2014 #22
It only takes time away from the message. As I said, it's incisive (and I might add, insightful). nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2014 #23
It is hard for me to see how it takes away from the message. n/t whopis01 Mar 2014 #24
Yes, that would be hard if you didn't read post #8 of mine that you responded to. Try reading it. nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2014 #27
I did read it. whopis01 Mar 2014 #29
This thread has Phlem Mar 2014 #13
Yay! vlakitti Mar 2014 #17
I was cleaning out some stuff yesterday and found record of my very first military paycheck Bandit Mar 2014 #19
so true sad-cafe Mar 2014 #21
Rec #100 ... nt ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2014 #25
"soldier's paycheck"...possessive not plural. libdem4life Mar 2014 #26
I think the dialogue writer stole the cartoon & adapted it by writing over pre-existing text. nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2014 #28
My butt was kicked about grammar from grade school on - raven mad Mar 2014 #31
K&R stage left Mar 2014 #32
 

nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)
5. I know, the point was made and it was on point
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 01:34 PM
Mar 2014

give any US Senator the pay check for an E-2, hell I'll by nice an E-7, and watch them stammer.

calimary

(81,125 posts)
14. Now THAT kind of typo I can get behind.
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 03:39 PM
Mar 2014

I was gonna add something about the incorrect spelling of "received" that caught my eye, but hell, my computer won't even let me type it the wrong way!

lastlib

(23,163 posts)
16. the REAL grammar nazi saw TWO errors.....
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 03:51 PM
Mar 2014

The Senator in question is obviously a Democrat, because a Repuglikan has no heart to fail.

(I'll let the non-nazis among us stew over what the second error is......)

Curmudgeoness

(18,219 posts)
20. Ohhhhh! Duh!
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 09:09 PM
Mar 2014


It only took me five reads to see it, and I am usually one of the people who finds this sort of thing distracting.

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,964 posts)
8. I wish cartoonists so incisive would not step on their great points by their silly mistakes.
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 03:14 PM
Mar 2014

Really, it takes so little effort to be careful.

Think about it in terms of time. If it takes cartoon readers an extra two seconds to stumble over the two grammar / spelling errors at the rate of one out of every two readers, and the cartoonist hopes to have 10,000 readers, then that is 10,000 seconds, or about three hours wasted. If the cartoonist invest a minute checking the text and ten minutes running it by a couple of friends, that is a tremendous gain for very little investment of time.

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,964 posts)
11. I found it funny too, and incisive as I said. Perspicacious, even.
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 03:21 PM
Mar 2014
incisive: (of a person or mental process) intelligently analytical and clear-thinking.
"she was an incisive critic"
synonyms: penetrating, acute, sharp, sharp-witted, razor-sharp, keen, astute, trenchant, shrewd, piercing, cutting, perceptive, insightful, percipient, perspicacious, discerning, analytical, clever, smart, quick;

Beartracks

(12,801 posts)
12. not to mention...
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 03:34 PM
Mar 2014

... that too many readers will focus on the typos rather than the message, or will disregard or even disparage the message altogether.

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Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
15. Yeah - too many folks only see the "MORAN" sign in their head
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 03:41 PM
Mar 2014

Hell, my head USUALLY knows better, while my fingers are kinda dumb.

The cartoon is classic! Luved it!

whopis01

(3,491 posts)
29. I did read it.
Wed Mar 5, 2014, 04:03 AM
Mar 2014

There really is no need to be rude. It does very little aid the discussion.

I understood your point about all the lost time. However, for me, it still does not take away from the message at all. The communication of the idea is accomplished equally well with or without the mistake.

Would it have been better on the author's part to have not had the mistake there? Certainly, at least for aesthetic purposes. Would it have taken much more effort to eliminate it? No, likely it would not have. I agree with you in that sense. However I still stand by my assertion that it does not take away from the message.

I think back to when I was in grad school and worked with a post-doc who was from China. He struggled quite a lot with English (at least for the first couple years he was here) and he could be quite difficult to understand. However, he was quite brilliant and once he got his message across the prior difficulties in no way took away from it.

I realize that is a bit more of an extreme example than a simple misspelling. But I think the idea that communication is more than and quite separate from the medium holds true for it.

But in the end this is, of course, just my opinion.

Bandit

(21,475 posts)
19. I was cleaning out some stuff yesterday and found record of my very first military paycheck
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 07:09 PM
Mar 2014

$6.25 for my first paycheck..I think things are a lot different now though. lol

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