Thursday, April 23, 2009

Funny stuff from a very klutzy Grammarphile...

I'm having a lazy moment, you guys. See, I dropped something on my toe, and then my toe bled like mad and the pain made me all dizzy and nauseous. Not only did it screw up the polish on my toe, but it also looks like I'll have a very fashionable blood blister type of thing under the nail. Awesome. (For those of you who weren't already aware of this--I'm a klutz.)

So since there's no real reason to post a Lost post this morning (last night's recap was really just meh), and since I'm all lethargic and I feel kinda weird, I'm thinking now's a good moment to post a few funny items submitted by several fabulous readers of Red Pen, Inc. That way you guys will be entertained, and I don't really have to write a real post until this afternoon, when I'm (hopefully) a little more perked up than I am right now.

First up, an amusing spelling FAIL submitted by the lovely LadyStyx:


...and a particularly hilarious comic sent in by b13, whose photography is wonderful (you've gotta check out his uber-cool photography blog)...

(This is particularly hilarious because on the day that this comic was e-mailed to me, I'd been covertly making fun of someone in my office for repeatedly using "less" instead of "fewer"...so this really gave me a case of the giggles!)

JENNA also sent in a funny FAIL that she found on FAILblog...


And now I leave you with a funny little anecdote from WINONA. She says:

“I want my wife to stimulate me, not the government.”

This was the bumper sticker on a car that I followed for a few miles this morning on my commute. At first glance I chuckled – and noted how strange it was that such a classy bumper sticker was on a fancy Infiniti – but then, as I often do, I started overanalyzing what I’d just read.

It sounds to me that his wife is a *very* busy (and, depending on your values, quite immoral) person – and I’m also wondering if this not only covers the federal government, but also the state and local levels. I really hope she gets overtime for all her troubles.

My counter-proposal: “I want my stimulation to come from my wife, not the government.”

Anyone want to go to Café Press?


Thanks to WINONA, JENNA, b13, and LadyStyx for their contributions to this post!

12 comments:

LadyStyx said...

Oh my! That last one is a beaut!

April said...

I'm a klutz too, sorry about your toe! I know those thoughts shouldn't really go together but I'm feeling rebellious this morning.

Meh is the perfect way to describe last night's episode of Lost.

I love the grammar fail on that bumper sticker! It is funny, though.

ChicagoLady said...

Cute comic. My aunt is always complaining about people that misuse the phrase "waiting on someone", instead of saying "waiting for someone".

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Yeah, Winona's story cracked me up! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ April: I kinda felt like I wasted my time on that Lost episode last night. Hardly any shirtless Sawyer, and no new tidbits of info... :(

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: Ooh, I get annoyed when people screw up "waiting FOR someone," too! When you say "waiting ON someone," it just sounds so WEIRD and wrong...

Bridgete said...

Oh no, your poor toe!!

Last summer some guy on the T (Boston's subway, for those who don't know) accidentally kicked my toe and it bent the nail back, resulting in cracked polish and a blood blister. They take FOREVER to go away. =(

These were funny though. =)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: Oh, no! Your injury sounds quite painful, too! :(

Looks like I will be covering up my toe for a while until this goes away...maybe a bright polish will cover up the blood blister... :)

Bridgete said...

A bright polish should work! That's what I did. =)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I'm glad that worked for you--I'm hoping to have similar luck! :) (Right now I'm not bothering with bright polish yet since I have a band-aid around the toe, but perhaps this weekend I'll choose a fun color...) :)

jspencer said...

Wow, I feel dumb. I totally misinterpreted that last one until I read your analysis. I didn't even realize it meant what it was supposed to mean (how you rearranged it), and instead kept reading as him not wanting his wife to stimulate the government. What a poorly-constructed sentence!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha! The problem with poorly-constructed sentences like that is that they frequently confuse people, and people frequently misinterpret them...and this is proof of that! You shouldn't feel dumb...but the person who wrote that bumper sticker should definitely feel pretty silly!