I hate it when people “correct” spelling by just providing a list of the words. If they didn’t spell it right in the first place, it’s not as if they’re going to sit there and try to match them all up.
you can’t really blame Kate for failing to translate that one… when you use zero vowels, you tend to leave a lot of options open on some words. I even thought it was love both times and Stephanie was just being “edgy”.
Jenna’s sentence still doesn’t make sense even with Devon’s correction.
“Jenna X doesn’t chase guys..i shouldn’t have to…if they don’t want me [they're] a fucking idiot”
She changes tense (from third to first), she uses only two periods in her first “ellipsis”, she doesn’t put a space after either of her ellipses, she doesn’t capitalise her I, and she mixes plural and singular in the final statement (she speaks of “they” but then says they are an “idiot”, not idiots).
Kate’s corrections are also wrong; she writes “love” instead of “leave” for “lve”.
Finally, Charles manages to misspell spinach in another way.
It’s Muphry’s Law – which I am sure this comment has also fallen victim to, in some way or other.
I’m surprised no one’s pointed it out yet; the problem with Stephanie’s little aphorism isn’t just that the meaning of ‘lve’ is needlessly obscure (though she is consistent; luv=/=lve) but worse that the prescription doesn’t make much sense. Why would someone ‘leave the person they love for the person they like’; I’m not an expert on the semantics of terms of affection but I was always of the understanding that ‘love’ was stronger than ‘like’. You’ve no incentive to leave someone you love for someone you like. It should read:
Never leave someone you like for someone you love, because the person you love will leave you (someone they like) for someone they love.
Which appears to be saying something like ‘the grass is always greener’ ‘settle folks!’ or ‘what goes around, comes around’.
I’m sure Jenna can take heart; I’m sure someone wants her for their fucking-idiot.
@Duncan: I’ve heard the saying quite a bit before, and I just assumed it meant… don’t leave the person you love for some random person you have a crush on (which is how pretty much all affairs go) because since that’s nothing, that person will leave you for someone they love, and you’ll have lost the person you love as well. Which is kind of a sucky saying, because it’s as if the only reason you shouldn’t do that is because you might end up alone. Uh, try, because you’re meant to be faithful to the person you love?
Also, something I should have said earlier, something I feel I have to reiterate on EVERY. FUCKING. LAMEBOOK SPELLING POST is this: a post with someone just CORRECTING someone’s spelling is NOT. FUNNY. If the person was saying ‘yea im so samrt and no1 is betta at speling then me’ THEN it’s slightly funny. But not otherwise Otherwise it’s just a thing that’s happened.
Lilac, surely having to take your snuggie off to go to bed must be more annoying for you than somebody not putting the space after an ellipse? How about having to leave the house to get more snacks, although I suppose you might have them delivered…(space)it must be nice to have your life. You said it was your biggest pet peeve, it would be nice to know what your others are, I’m guessing when the telephone cord gets too twisty would be up there, how about that water mark left by a cold drink on a table, or when your bookmark falls out and you lose your place? Please let me know.
What the fuck is an ellipse and why the fuck does it need space?…I just got another paper back from school where the teach was impressed with my organization, transitions and arguments…But then I go and miss points on grammar…she said I needed the APA…fuck apa…that is all
@freezit4 The English Translation was ok.. but they should of done it like this.
English Translation:Never* leave* the person* you* love* for* the person* you* like*, because* the person* you* like* will leave* you* for* the person* they love* <3 <3
@slimjayz, it makes me so so peeved when someone doesn’t know what an ellipse is or that there should be a space after it AND THERE JUST HAS TO BE THREE DOTS IN IT! It makes me want to go tut tut and shut my computer down, that’ll serve them right. You’re playing with fire mate, I’d be careful or Lilac will shoot you done for sticking a spurious one in after a question mark. I bet that peeves her off big time.
That’s correct but might mislead people into never expecting to see four dots, which is often the correct way to render it. The ellipsis (three dots) is a standard punctuation mark like any other; it does not end the sentence. For the sentence to end it must terminate with one of the appropriate marks (a full stop, an exclamation mark, a question mark) therefore if you wish to end your sentence with an ellipsis….
AfroMexican, thank you for correcting me over my ellipse/ellipsis debacle, I do feel a bit daft. Shit, I am really in a mess now, I want to add a space after the ellipsis and stick a full stop on the end at the same time… . My anger is building, I’m just going to fuck it out… back in a mo.