It took five instances in ONE DAY of seeing 'alot' in posts on the Internet. I had officially had enough of bad spelling and grammar that seems to replicate with the alien-like speed. This blog is my attempt to halt its progress! Feel free to submit any doozies you come across.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Haven't I said this before? NO CAPS LOCK!

I have said it before ... caps lock is the Internet equivalent of yelling.  It is made even more distasteful by mucking up your spaces, apostrophes, exclamation marks, and spelling, all of which this poster manages to do.  And what does 'McDonaldsdis the worst thing inthe world exept it tastesgood' actually trying to say?  Either it is the worst thing in the world, or it isn't.  Right?

That must have been exhausting to type!  And how many full stops can you count?  Zero.  That's right, none at all.  Here's a funny picture for you: a woman standing in the middle of a shopping centre, screaming out the above to no-one in particular, without taking a breath.  Oh dear.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Another reason to watch the autocorrect

As if you needed another reason to be very careful with the autocorrect function on your phone or computer, here is a fresh unfortunate example.

Okay, so I get that she is still wobbly in the tummy (not 'rummy').  But for the life of me I can't imagine what 'club' is actually referring to!

Except, I wouldn't want my club hanging out over my pants.  Particularly because I am female!

Monday, April 9, 2012

I Squeed myself ....

Have you ever seen the term 'SQUEE' in an Internet post?  It is usually written in all caps with multiple exclamation marks following, for example: 'Santa is coming tonight!  SQUEEEEE!!!!!'  I suppose it approximates a squeal-like sound.  The example below is a bit unfortunate though.

Kind of spoils Easter, doesn't it?  I certainly don't want to eat, or even touch, any eggs the poster may have squeed on!  Moral: use all caps and plenty of exclamation marks after the term to avoid confusion and general horror.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lost in translation

This was a comment on an article about a toddler climbing a rock wall.  It started out okay, but disintegrated into meaningless strings of words a third of the way through.

I'm really not sure if the poster is pro toddler-climbing or against, or whether the choice of footwear is crucial in that decision, or if she just got distracted by little itty city (sic) shiny things.  So even though this post is titled 'Lost in translation,' I actually couldn't translate it!  Do you think it is even English?  Perhaps a new Pidgin form of Net-ese?  Maybe I'm thinking it through a little too much and it's simply just BARELY LITERATE.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Have a tea break first ... this is a long one

Unhappily, I encountered this wordy post.  See how many problems you can count with Part One, below:

... and Part Two:

Most of the post is, incredibly, one sentence.  It not only recounts whole conversations, but then goes onto a bit of preaching, with a bit of clumsy spelling and disregard for punctuation on the way.  It must have taken a very long time to type.  But hey!  She did spell 'apologise' correctly.  (Here's another challenge for you: see if you can find 'apologise' in less than five seconds.)

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Everyone knows that when you are posting in an online forum, if you make a mistake you quickly follow up with another message with the correction preceded by a *.  For example, if I misspelled 'horse' as 'hearse', I'd quickly follow up with '*horse', to save myself unnecessary embarrassment.  Usually posters add a few exclamation marks and a LOL and perhaps a few LMFAOs to make it absolutely clear it was a boo-boo.  The poster below had the best intentions, I'm sure.  But if I were to give him/her a tip, it would be to check that your *correction is, in fact, correct.

Otherwise you'll look very silly!

Friday, March 9, 2012

I gotta say it all before I forget what I was saying

You know the feeling.  You have a lot to say - or type out - and you don't want any RUULY RUULY important point you were going to make slip your mind.  You go the short route: either don't take a breath, or like the poster below, don't bother with that bothersome punctuation stuff.  That'd be rediculous!

Sometimes, rather than punctuation, a few well-timed 'lols' will do, I guess.  Lol! 

Or lots and lots of exclamation marks!!!!!!!!? !?!!

Perhaps you can make up your own, innovative punctuation system for the 21st century.

<Sneer> While I like the creativity and the artistry of this poster <snort>, I think I'll stick with the more usual, recognisable and readable method of punctuation.</sneer><Hee, hee, hee><!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>