Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I don't like this #2: A Grammar Nazi's Derito.

Dear Globlets,

This pisses me off. Someone commented on a youtube video and said,

"...a derito

btw i probably didnt spell that right !"

No, *****babe82609, you did not spell that right. I'm pleased to see that you were able to realize that you might have made a mistake, but I am disappointed in your laziness and not taking action to figure out how to spell "derito" correctly. This does not surprise me as you didn't capitalize the brand name of the chip, the abbreviation of "by the way," the letter "I," or add an apostrophe between "did" and "not" which would conjoin and become "don't."

Normally I don't pick at people's spelling and grammar errors in comments on Youtube because I have much, much, much better things to do, but this one stood out to me. The "btw i probably didnt spell that right !" made me wonder: if you know that you made a mistake, why not fix it and learn the correct way of writing something so next time you know how to do it right?

If you were a surgeon, ******babe82609 (you know this is going to be good), and you made a mistake during a procedure and your patient only became paralysed from the waist down, would you say, "i probs did something rong here," and shrug it off?

Of course, Youtube won't fire you or prevent you from working in the field again, but it's something to think about. If you can spend a few seconds to write seven words after you think you've misspelled one of them, why not open a new tab on your browser, type "derito" into your google toolbar and hit enter? Unless you were really referring to "the largest brokerage firm in Arizona specializing in retail," you were right about it being wrong. Congratulations.

Since you still don't know how to spell "derito," try "derito chip." Hell, try "derito cjip" and you'll be directed to websites that indicate the correct spelling of Doritos.

1 comment:

Tentacleslol said...

See: Pissing into an ocean of piss.