Calling all grammar nerds and cat lovers!

I’ve decided to make another “Grammar Cats” video. (Missed the first one? View it here.) Since many of my readers are as in love with lolcats as I am, I’d be honored to include YOUR grammar cats in the next video! If you’re interested, go to the I Can Has Cheezburger? website and create your grammar cat photo, and send it to me at thegrammaniac@gmail.com.

Creating a lolcat is simple. Click on the link above, and under the site’s title at the top of the screen, click the “Create” button.

From there, select the “Cats” tab. Once you find a picture you’d like to use, click “Select” and add your genius caption. There’s no need to upload it to the website (unless you’d like to, of course); simply save the photo to your computer and send it to me in an email.

I’ll be taking submissions until July 6 (that’s next Friday). I hope to see some of your photos soon!

USPS Part 2: The postmaster isn’t an English master

Oh my. Look what I found inside the post office yesterday:

Where do I even BEGIN with this sign? Firstly, the machine to the left must be really lonely without its broken companion if the postmaster is assigning the task of pleasing it to its customers. Secondly, how is it that the postmaster noticed that “right” was incorrect, but failed to notice that the word “use” was absent?

What baffles me the most, however, is that the postmaster couldn’t take an extra ten seconds out of his or her day to simply write out a new, clean note. Nice reputation you’re making for yourself, USPS!

USPS delivers (poor grammar, that is!)

I’ve heard that securing a job with the United States Postal Service requires a passing grade on a big, long, grueling test. Having never taken the test, I don’t know what it entails. My guess would be that there is no reading and writing portion of the exam. Drum roll, please:

Ahhh, there’s the government, hard at work as usual!

Spell check will sabotage your writing

A few nights ago, I was composing a post for my cooking blog and I was surprised to see a squiggly, red line appear under the word “refried.” (ARGH, it just happened again!) Okay, I thought, maybe it’s not recognized as a word because it’s a term that applies specifically to beans. Yeah, that’s right. I basically just accused WordPress of having a prejudice against beans.

However, as I continued to type, I saw another squiggly line pop up under the word “folded.” At that point, I deleted the words and retyped them both. Glitches happen. But this was no glitch; despite retyping the words “folded” and “refried” a couple of times, WordPress was downright convinced they were misspelled words.

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