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16 July 2014 @ 08:44 pm
Word Crimes - Weird Al  
Got the link from a MFU email list - to grammar Nazis everywhere, this vid made me squee and laugh and point and bounce in my seat.

Current Mood: giddygiddy
mrua7mrua7 on July 16th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
I couldn't resist posting it last night! :D

Edited at 2014-07-16 01:19 pm (UTC)
miwahni: MFU What did you say lovermiwahni on July 19th, 2014 11:02 am (UTC)
So you're responsible for my giggle fit? Thanks for that!
mrua7mrua7 on July 19th, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Giggles are good!
entropy_houseentropy_house on July 16th, 2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is... so many, many, many of my pet peeves. :^)

My Pet Peeve Pen. And at that, I limited myself to only word misuse. ;^)
miwahni: Sherlock horror facemiwahni on July 19th, 2014 11:06 am (UTC)
Your list is brilliant. Have to admit, though, that I write cheques, while dressed in armour. That's how I roll. *g*
Those things would grate in a US-based fandom though. I know that a US word can throw me out of a UK-based story as quick as a wink - like one I read recently, of which the first 22 chapters were fine but it looked as though the author didn't bother brit-picking the epilogue, where Sherlock put on a sweater. Just no.
entropy_houseentropy_house on July 19th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
There are MANY MANY MANY Brit-speaking Avengers & Iron Man fic where the authors make no attempt to US-pick.

I don't complain about thing like 'colour' instead of 'color', 'biscuits' instead of 'cookies', 'flats' instead of 'apartments' or 'jumpers' instead of 'sweaters', etc. because really, it's natural to think in your own language & getting a reliable and reasonably prompt Beta reader native to the fandom origin isn't all that easy.

But for Pete's sake, use the words that mean the right thing in your own language!

Edited at 2014-07-19 04:36 pm (UTC)
Falcadore!falcadore on July 24th, 2014 07:16 am (UTC)
Hilarious. Weird Al now has with this album his first ever #1 album. Woooo!
miwahni: Cats DJ Catmiwahni on July 24th, 2014 10:30 am (UTC)
Really? That was a long time coming, but pretty well deserved. I love his "Tacky" - version of Pharell Williams' "Happy".
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] GRINdraycevixen on July 29th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)

MG was sent this by a friend and we were both cracking up about it. *g*
miwahni: Pros Private madnessmiwahni on July 31st, 2014 11:05 am (UTC)
It's the funniest thing! And right on the button too.