Rust-Oleum’s leak seal product might be flexible, but the dictionary is not!
Just in case the photo above didn’t elicit a good chuckle, here is a photo I took at work earlier this week:
I was doing some research at work on Saturday and I noticed this announcement on the Humane Society of Clark County website:
SMH. (That’s “shaking my head,” right? I can’t keep up with what the damn cool kids are saying these days.) I feel pretty silly right now, because I’ve spent my whole life thinking that furry creature in the photo above is a dog.
Fear not, fellow grammar snobs: I have not been sucked into a black hole. The bittersweet explanation of my absence these past few weeks is simply that I have not seen any grammar errors floating about. This is good news for the fate of the English language, but bad news for a woman whose blog depends on poor language skills.
Last night as I was perusing the TV listings, I found this:
Annnnnnd we’re back!
You might be wondering, What does the Grammaniac even do when she doesn’t have any grammar to criticize? First, I finally self-published my Christmas children’s book. Believe it or not, I actually have a soft spot for children and fun, imaginative stories. I know: mind blown, right?
I also make videos of my idiot cat.
I have forever solidified my level of geekery.
The second installment of “Grammar Cats” is here! Thank you to the few who submitted your own grammar cats (you know who you are). Enjoy!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Or so it seems. However, there is not a supplement that provides the daily value of grammatical competence needed by people like my cat’s veterinarian, who spelled supplement wrong on the prescription label for this probiotic.
She may be able to spew out all kinds of fancy terminology related to a feline’s colon, but she still can’t spell worth a hoot.
By the way, here’s Orville, without whom this post never would have happened:
I have promoted myself from Nerd to Gargantuan Nerd. Because the whole world is gaga over lolcats (as am I), I have put together a little video I like to call “Grammar Cats.” Make fun of me. I’ll make fun of me with you. Just don’t lie and say you didn’t laugh at least a little.
Today I returned from a 6-day trip to the Oregon Coast. It was beautiful, I ate as if calories didn’t exist, and the weather (mostly) cooperated. Although I’m sad to be back in my brown, ugly homeland (Idaho), I did come home with some great grammar errors from the road. 😀
In Lincoln City, we passed by an antique shop displaying this sign in the window:
We also stayed in Portland for a night on our way home, and I found this little gem on the sign for our hotel:
(Not to change the subject, but if you visit Portland, do NOT stay at the Howard Johnson. Take my word for it!)
I also passed a Wendy’s in Portland that advertised having “the best fryes,” along with a “chedda” sandwich, although I wasn’t able to get a photo (damn you, Portland traffic!).
The best grammar mistakes, however, came from two menus I picked up at a couple of the places we chose for dinner. The first was Hilltop Cafe in Lincoln City:
The second was Geno’s in Astoria. They make one hell of a pizza, but their menu really did need some work:
All in all, I’d say the vacation was a success, in terms of relaxation AND grammar-hunting.
Winston, my cat, missed me while I was gone; he helped me scour the menus for grammar errors (meaning, he took a nap on them so I’d pet him instead):
One thing I’ve never mentioned here is that I’m a cat FREAK. My closest friends are afraid to say the word “cat” in my presence for fear of listening to me ramble on about cats for an hour without taking a breath.
For those of you who are familiar with lolcats, you know the truest form of a lolcat contains the worst spelling and grammar ever witnessed by mankind. For the sake of understanding this post, please check out the website if you’ve never seen a lolcat.
I’ve seen some pretty cute lolcats that poke fun at the traditional lolcats by donning proper grammar and spelling. So, to mix things up a bit here on my blog, I’ve dedicated an entire post to my ten favorite grammar-related lolcats.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love lolcats and I think their intentionally horrific grammar is hilarious. In fact, when I imagine the thoughts my own cat is having, I always envision his grammar is pretty awful. He is, after all, a cat. 😉