Blaire’s a bitch. One for trying to be all hilarious over a couple of mistakes and looking like a twat, two for making spelling mistakes when being an arrogant fuckhead about a few typos and three for writing it solely to take a screenshot, submit it here and feel like some awesome internet crusader.
And the best bit? Since she submitted this, Blaire’s definitely here reading this.. And Blaire? Fuck you.
Save your crazy rants for someone who’s actually done something fucking stupid (like you) rather than made a couple of mistakes. And try not to make it so obvious when you submit your own stuff.
I’m rather surprised Blaire submitted that. I assumed somebody else submitted it to point out what a douchebag both pierced and inked parties were. Apostrophe is spelled “apostrophe,” not “apostraphe.” And as Snip already pointed out, the apostrophes indicate that something belongs to the tattoos and piercings. Furthermore, “workplace” would be more correct than “work place.”
No worries, Blaire. Your attempt was valiant and appreciated. and a copy of Eats, Shoots, & Leaves will straighten you right out. Send it to the group you commented on afterward — maybe they will learn something, too.
I don’t even have a college education, and I know this shit. Plus, I’m a bird.
To the rest of you: Fuck yeah, Blaire’s a girl’s name. Don’t you remember The Facts of Life?
(To Blaire: What I did with the apostrophe in your name in the paragraph above actually is called a contraction, and it combines the words “Blaire is” into one word. Do not confuse this with the possessive form of “Blaire’s.”)
Maybe I need remedial english lessons, but I thought the possessive on the apostrophes, indicating that something belongs to them, only occurs when the apostrophes are at the end of the word, like: tattoos’
Oh, and Samantha, Alt + F4 is more applicable than Ctrl + Alt + Delete
Demmit malteaser I was about to bet $301 on lol. I swear I was.
On another note, I wonder if Blaire manages to have any friends. I don’t think I’d be her friend. On a plus she managed to do that little speech without the caps lock key. Did I get this all right, TurkeyVulture? I don’t want Blaire on my case, too.
@chicky – that would mean something belongs to a group of tattoos e.g. “my tattoos’ ink is fading” (as in, on ALL of my tattoos), as opposed to “my tattoo’s ink is fading” which would mean the ink on just one tattoo is fading.
God I’m dull.
Zach rocks. Regicide is a very underused word in my opinion.
I see no problem (usually) with being condescending and arrogant towards illiterates. Language does have standards. Unfortunately, these days most people, including those in the education system, are lost on that fact.
Wow I like how Blaire’s all snarky but doesn’t even know what HE/she is talking about either! “Using an apostraphe [sic] indicates that they belong to something [no; it would indicate that they OWN something!], but I believe you are attempting to use tattoos and piercings as possessives [*possessions], which they are not. [actually, if they have apostrophes, they are! even though that is not what was intended]”
The whole comment made no sense really… So the person said “job” instead of “work,” big deal. I’m picky about grammar too but Blaire has completely missed the number one rule in ripping on other people’s grammar, which is that you need to use grammar properly yourself when doing so! FAIL.
Sam, that’s not what Heath Ledger’s character said to Jake Gyllenhaal’s in Brokeback mountain.
Actually I think he said something more along the lines of Travis’s post.
Get’s a little cramped in those tents, and one can easily misfire.
By the way people, there was a “classic” lamebook post on facebook yesterday, I saw it on my feed.
And the malteaser made a comment, and it wasn’t only a lol.
Nothing too earth shattering, but an extra word.
Refer if you care.
OK, Blaire is completely irritating me because she’s trying so hard to be a grammar/spelling Nazi and has completely failed. First off, as most of you have pointed out, she misspelled “apostrophe.” Then she goes on to criticize him by saying that he is “attempting to use tattoos and piercings as possessives.” Um…I believe he was attempting to pluralize them, not use them as possessives. There are several elements at play here that people continually screw up in everyday language: plural forms of words, contractions, and possessives. Apostrophes are for contractions and possessives, and apostrophes never, ever make a word plural. Case in point: I constantly see abbreviated eras/decades written as “the 70′s, the 80′s,” etc. STOP IT! It’s ’70s and ’80s. The apostrophe is a contraction to shorten 1970s and 1980s, and the s does not need an apostrophe because you are pluralizing the years. I even witnessed captions on the Dr. Oz show today that read, “The Do’s and Don’ts of ______.” OK, so the logic is that you need an apostrophe to pluralize “Do’s,” but not for “Don’ts”!? Gah!!! Those are two very different usages of apostrophes, and I still can’t seem to figure out why people INSIST on randomly inserting apostrophes to pluralize words.
Sorry for the rant, but this is one of my most irritating pet peeves.
lol!! mercury125 you’re funny … ‘cos actually apostrophes CAN be used for making a word plural if it ends with an “s” or a “z” already.
Example: Doris’s desk is by the window.
Example: Jose Sanchez’s father is 53 years old.
AND “The Do’s and Don’ts of ____.” is CORRECT. Because apostrophese are used to make sure the word being said is still clear even when plural. If it didnt have the apostrophe, it would be Dos, and that could be confusing.
That’s funny, @hobbsste, because you’re completely and utterly wrong. Your first examples are expressing POSSESSION, not plurality. And again, your next example is wrong, too. It is indeed “Dos and Don’ts,” unless you’re discussing something that belongs to do (and I doubt such a situation exists). “Don’t” only has an apostrophe because it is a contraction of “do not.” AND, if you really thought that you could pluralize “do” as “Do’s,” then wouldn’t you also write “Don’t's”?? I smell inconsistencies!
As for your last statement, confusion is avoided by capitalizing I and T. “Dot your Is and cross your Ts.” You can potentially use an apostrophe to avoid confusion, but grammar experts categorize this as a small gray area in grammar, and even so, the apostrophes aren’t necessary or 100% adherent to grammar rules.
Actually, when you’re pluralizing letters like I, it’s better to put in an apostrophe so people aren’t confused. It looks like you’re writing the word is, even if you capitalize it. It’s the same thing with the letter a. Alternatively, you could surround the letter in quotation marks and then add the s.
To people correcting grammar: NOBODY CARES!!! Also, if you’re going to try to sound like Mr/Ms Smart please ensure your own grammar is correct, i.e. no dangling prepositions!!! Sentences are not supposed to end in words like it, of, do, at, etc…