Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Oh, Grammar, How I Love Thee

I receive a missive, from a non-friend whose profile picture depicts him clad in a shiny g-string and cape. For one quick moment I think it's Secret Scientist, whose name this person shares, and because Secret Scientist once appeared publicly in a shiny g-string, though I don't think there was a cape.

Myspacer writes:

hey u ever think about hookin up with a young stud

Mandy responds:

Not one who can't spell or punctuate properly, thanks.

11 comments:

Cyrano Q said...

You mean to say "your hot my mob is xxxxxxxxx call me lets fuck" wouldn't work on you? Don't you realise that you're probably discarding 99% of the male species with that attitude?

madambutterfly said...

Amen Mandy! This is from an email I received " I am very open minded and willing to try ur fantasy. Looks or age are not important to me its ur." In contrast, some articulate men write with such greatness that you discover you want to be with them before you finish reading their email.
So yes, Cyrano we realize we are discarding 99% of the male species with that attitude. Nevertheless,if I can open Word and cut/paste until I have overcome my dyslexia so can they. Otherwise, the loss is theirs. Never fear Cyrano, you are in the articulate category. Mandy, I could not agree with you more. Happy New Year to both of you.

Ray said...

Scoring with women is all in the points. Being witty and articulate can make up for not being built like Adonis or dripping cash.

Not completely mind you...

Mandy said...

Cyrano Q - what's an "mob"?

Madambutterfly - I couldn't agree more. I'd so much rather speak with someone articulate, or who makes an effort to appear so!

Ray - You are so right - witty and articulate might not make up for grossly obese or having terrible personal habits, but all the money and cute in the world can't buy a man out of being stupid and careless. If he can't mind his commas and capital letters, how can I trust him with me?

Ray said...

I think "mob" is moron shorthand for Mobile. You'd think someone replying to a post about bad grammar would make an attempt at a literate response.

A little part of me hopes the multiple errors were made with humorous intent, but I doubt it. Corrected:

You mean to say "You’re hot. My mobile telephone number is (xxx) xxx-xxxx. Call me; lets fuck." wouldn't work on you? Do you realize that you're probably discounting 99% of males with that attitude?

Anonymous said...

now don't go knocking those of us who don't capitalize- we might not be able to find the shift key in a darkened room but some of us at least will write you poetry and answer your 2am phone calls! *toothy grin*

oh, and i might be misstepping myself (or perhaps i'm just being hopeful) but is it possible that dear cyrano was utilizing irony on that one? just a thought...

(and anyway, ur hawt, myooze mandy! call me lets... chat!!) beegee

Anonymous said...

(so after reading cyrano q's rather titillating story involving opera glasses and a long night at work, i am rather pleased to report that, yes indeed, it was irony. but ur still hawt, mandy!)

Bunny said...

The ridiculous responses I get on AFF.com are often along those lines. Yes, my criteria for a no-strings-attached liaison include proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. I am such a bitch.

Autumn said...

Oh, absolutely. Proper spelling and grammar, sadly enough, drew me to my all-time second boy-- I was young and stupid, but my, is it a major plus when they prove they have more than one brain cell in the upper head. :)

PJ said...

Hey, Mandy, have you ever thought about hooking up with a young stud who knows how to use a semicolon?

Mandy said...

Semi-colons and subjunctive clauses, sexier than anything else but being fed...