Tuesday, November 23, 2004

It Doesn't Reek

Something is wrong with the new comments, so everyone will have to go back to the old blogger comments. Very sorry.

OK. Subject At Hand:

There is one other thing that bothers me greatly. Several bloggers have done this, and I hate pointing out typos, but it is 'wreak havoc', not 'reek havoc'. Wreak means to inflict, or cause. Reek means to smoke, steam, or fume, or to give off or become permeated with a strong unpleasant odor. I have never encountered a typo that has driven me so bonkers. Anyone who has done this can take consolation in the fact that I don't remember who you are. I just remember the typo.

I know, I know, I can't talk. I mix up your, you're, their, there, and they're (*cough* Tinyhands) on occasion when I'm really excited about something. But even though the typo is funny, it really does drive me crazy.

Anyone else have a typo that drives them nutso?


tinyhands said...

Ur preechin to th kwier. Itz a moo point anywayz.

Kate the Peon said...

Moo point! Like a cow's opinion! It's mooooooooooo!

Zelda said...

Angi - I'm not too thrilled about the blogger comments myself. And sorry if you were the one who made the error. It's just one of my Zeldaquirks.

Tiny - Gd bcuz i lik it wen peepl agree wit me.

Kate - badumPA!

Greg - See now, I was under the impression that 'cunt' was reserved for something really heinous like cockteasing or murder. Whereas 'twat' sounds enough like twit to be both accurate and sufficiently insulting. I do, however, see your poing.

Zelda said...

HA! I meant POINT! Just a typo, nothing sexual I assure you. Unless, of course, you want there to be. If that's the case, take it like you want it. :-P

(God I miss my emoticons)

Traci Dolan said...

YAY! Comments! I tried to get back to the other ones yesterday... anywayz.. tipos, I was really afraid you were talking about me because I use "reek" in my new post and then I remembered it had to do with stinking. Happy Holidaze to you, Jeth and young 'ens!!

Trashman said...

have you figured out what is reeking havoc on your comments?

Trashman said...

Oh yeah. Hope you, Jetro and the family have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Zelda said...

Trash, I have no blinking idea. I think I'm going to have to turn off the fun ones. :-(

And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

jp said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jeth and the girls, Z. :o)

Cigarette Smoking Man from the X-Files said...

The ones that drive me crazy are mixing up the homonyms, to/too/two, and their/they're/there, et al.

I mean yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh, it's only one syllable right? You think people can manage a ONE-syllable word once in a while?

The above was spoken in the voice of Louis Black, with veins popping out at the forehead, and now I'm totally calm to show that it was just an act and I'm not really half as bothered by it as I seemed. :P

Jay said...

Apostrophe misuse definitely bugs me. Why does every sign painter in the world think that all words ending in "s" get an apostrophe? Then they assume that the apostrophe always goes ahead of the "s".

Lots of phrases are misspoken, but one of my peeves is:
"I could care less." No, no, no. If you could care less, that means that you do care. It's properly "I couldn't care less." That means that you don't care; it's impossible to care less than nothing.


Anonymous said...

On : 11/23/2004 9:24:32 PM Kate the Peon (www) said:

All of them! I blame it on my former-newspaper editor father and my former-english teacher mother. Can't stand to see mistakes like that!


On : 11/23/2004 9:51:43 PM Zelda (www) said:

Kate - You must be driven crazy on a daily basis




On : 12/2/2004 1:38:07 PM Dean (www) said:

I got an email from a somone who owed me a document but didn't have it handy. After explaining his troubles he wrote 'please bare with me.

hehehe. I'm pretty sure that's sexual harassment


On : 12/2/2004 1:38:17 PM Dean (www) said:

I got an email from a somone who owed me a document but didn't have it handy. After explaining his troubles he wrote 'please bare with me.

hehehe. I'm pretty sure that's sexual harassment


On : 12/5/2004 12:07:32 PM Zelda (www) said:

Oh yeah it is. Maybe when people start suing, others will start paying attention to their word use and grammar.

Yeah, homonym misuse definitely bugs me the worst. Like, "I'm watching my wasteline." Line what? Fucking ew.

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