Friday, February 6, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for February 6, 2009


I'd be willing to forgive the Tea Man for a few of his picky little errors. But the thing is, he misspelled the word pomegranate, despite the fact that it was spelled correctly on the picture of the pomegranate tea that he included in his blog post. But even worse is the fact that his blog's subheader is grammatically f'ed up, too! "Were the tea is discussed"? Ugh.

Have a fun and caffeine-filled Friday, everyone!

14 comments:

bullfrog said...

That tea must be really hard to swallow. Granite usually doesn't go down well, does it? Is lube included or do you have to buy it separately?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Bullfrog, your comment cracked me up...although I have to say I cringed at the thought of lubing up my throat before I drank tea...

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

I love this kind of unfettered carelessness. The correct spelling is right there for the writer and the writer still makes a mistake. No reading, no proofreading.

And you'd think a friend would have alerted him to the spelling error in the sub-header by now.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I agree completely! I hate to be too judgmental, but it's like...dude, the correct spelling is RIGHT THERE. Sigh.

And the mistake in the subheader is just inexcusable. You'd think that even if he proofread nothing else, he'd make sure the subheader was at least accurate since it shows up on every page...

I guess it's good that his blog is called "The Tea Man." Those words are quite difficult to misspell. If any of those words were a few letters longer and/or contained more than one syllable, though, I have a feeling they'd have the same fate as "pomegranate" and "where"...

ChicagoLady said...

Maybe the granite is pre-ground? I would think the aftertaste wouldn't be that great, though.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: Ground granite! Yeah, that would be easier to swallow...but would probably taste quite yucky...

Between the granite and the lube comments on today's post, I have to admit that I gave up my morning cup of tea today and had Kool-Aid instead... :)

Yvie said...

Man, it must take a lot of dedication to misspell a word that is already spelled out for you on the image in your article. I'm assuming this is the same sort of person that parks next to 'No Parking' signs.

And, really? Do people just disable spell-check or something? I just typed out pomagranite and even Firefox is going "WTF ARE YOU DOING" with little red underlines.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I guess he just likes to creatively spell things his own way? I dunno. And yes, I bet you're absolutely right about him being the type who parks next to the "NO PARKING" signs! :)

Brian said...

"although I have to say I cringed at the thought of lubing up my throat before I drank tea..."

Uh huh... Right.

Oh look, it's a tin of Granite Sawyer Tea.

"Where's my Astroglide?"

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

SAWYER? Did someone say...SAWYER?

I have no idea what my fascination is with that scruffy redneck. But I do know that whatever concentration I had is totally broken now. Sigh.

Brian said...

Q: In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A: Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets a election.

Q: What is the Fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

And the winner of the Red Pen Redneck Dating Game:

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? (E.g., abdomen.)

A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The branium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A,E,I,O and U.

Questions and answers from tests given to 16 year old students in Springdale, Arkansas in 2000 .

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Too funny! Brian, are you trying to make me die? I was giggling so much when I read this that I thought I was gonna explode!

Brian said...

The last time I tried a Flirtation with a girl so much blood went to my election my branium started to hurt.

I took a couple of dead sheep but it was still pretty obvious, and I had to say something, so I told her it was a canoeists.

I know it was a Fibula but I didn't know what else to do, she was so beautiful I thought my heart was going to jump right out of my borax.


Okay, that's it, I'm out. I got nothin'.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Brian, your last comment sounds like a Mad Libs story...or a very twisted Dr. Seuss story, or somethin'.