Sic erat scriptum

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Speling Nazzi’s are loosers! It dusnt mater how u spel sumthing as long as ppl no what u mean, rite?

If you find yourself nodding in agreement to the above sentiment, please kill yourself immediately. Thank you.

It’s ironic that a society obsessed with status and designer labels can be so tolerant of shitty spelling. The same people who are quite content to use Twitterspeak to fill out a job application would never be caught wearing a Rollex watch or Leevi jeans and they certainly wouldn’t want an iFone.

Then again, I suppose there’s no real need to learn to spell when autocorrect is the default option on MS-Word. Google seems to be leading the charge in other areas. For example:

Showing results for Emperor Palpatine.
Search instead for Pope Benedict.

Still, it’s not all bad. It won’t be too long before Ow! My Balls! becomes a reality. I’m looking forward to that.


11 thoughts on “Sic erat scriptum

  1. Read this in my usual morning coffee joint. Comic was so funny I brought my hand up to my mouth to stifle a laugh and rapped my knuckle on the table bottom. Tiny drop of blood there now. So thanks.


  2. What’s wrong with poor spelling? Some people were never taught these basic skills, some people try and try and try and still can’t quite grasp the many intricacies of the English language and etymology, many simply make occasional mistakes. Should the ideas of these peoples be ignored simply because of their inability to precisely spell out their designs, plans, and thoughts?

    “If you find yourself nodding in agreement to the above sentiment, please kill yourself immediately. Thank you.”

    That’s just ridiculous, inconsiderate, and insensitive. I’ve never read a single one of your articles, and I’m big on satire myself, but there’s a line. You’re incredibly self-centered and closed-minded, and on top of that you’re encouraging suicide! something tens of thousands of human beings lose their lives to every year.

    This is preposterous.


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