25 October 2007

Hornets Nest

I stumbled upon a few wonderfully snarky blogs. Most of them intentionally and hysterically obfuscate other people’s usage (or misuse) of grammar, punctuation, etc.

So if that's your kind of thing — as it sometimes is mine — click back and enjoy:

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks ..."misinterpreting bad punctuation since 2005"

curious signs ..."We've all seen them . . . those signs that make us ask, "did they really mean to say THAT?" I thought it would be a great idea to start collecting and sharing some of our favorite examples."

Why That Plate? ..."Sometimes things just bug me. Like when someone leaves the sun visor down in their car when there's no need for it; the smell left on your hands after using an old sponge; Thursdays; the number 23...... And then there's Customized License Plates..."

passive aggressive notes ...self-explanatory

Literally, a weblog ...An English language grammar blog tracking abuse of the word “literally”

grammar and syntax errors ...self-explanatory

apostrophe abuse... see above

apostrophism ..."I like grammar. It makes me sad when people butcher it. My big peeve is signs: everybody is going to make grammatical errors or typos from time to time. But if you are making a sign, or having it made, wouldn’t you check it, or have it checked, since it’s going to be permanent? Seriously."

Lowercase L ..."Ever notice hand-written signs with letters in all-caps, except for the letter L? It looks like an uppercase i ... WHY DO PEOPlE WRITE lIKE THIS?"

crummy church signs ..."Critical analyses of critically bad church signs"

kinda kitschy R.I.P. ..."Kinda Kitschy is simply a collection, a catalogue, if you will, of all kinds of inane, innocuous, and ineffective merchandise manufactured by some people who probably call themselves Christians. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. That's not what I'm concerned about."

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