Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HUMP DAY GRAMMAR for April 1, 2009


So I've recently gotten into reading the website www.fmylife.com. It's a funny website where people write little anecdotes about something f'ed up that happened to them, and then readers rate the f'ed-upness of those posts. Some of the stuff on that site is downright hilarious. I could probably submit a few entertaining things to that site ("Today I stepped on a very large spider with my hooker heels, and now the dead spider's squooshed on the bottom of one of the shoes. FML," or "Today I sent out an e-mail that started out with 'Hello, ladies,' forgetting that one of the people copied on said e-mail was my boss's boss, who is NOT a lady...FML"), but I haven't yet.

Anyway, I found today's Hump Day Grammar error on the FML site. I am still laughing at the mental image of this wacko whacking off with a nervous tick (as in, the insect) in his lap. The person who wrote this post should have used the word "tic." (Maybe that will be their next FML entry..."I screwed up a homonym on the FML site, and some grammar bitch talked about it on her blog...FML.")

Also, here's a piece of advice for you today: DO NOT HUMP. See? The sign on the train says so...


APRIL FOOLS, you guys! There's no WAY that I would advocate not humping on hump day (or any other day, for that matter)! :)

Thanks to MAMA GRAMMARPHILE for spotting the "Do Not Hump" sign (lord only knows what that was referring to on the side of a train!). Happy Hump Day, everyone!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Their petty sign will never stop me from humping.

-April

LadyStyx said...

good gravy

I'm gonna need to get something to get that image outta my head before I go to bed.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ April: Now, that's the spirit! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: I covet your sleep schedule!

The Punctuator said...

Here's the Straight Dope (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/592/what-does-do-not-hump-mean-on-the-side-of-railroad-cars) on humping as it relates to train cars.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Very educational, Punctuator! Thank you! :)

Dave said...

I think its obvious that the Do Not Hump sign on this train relates to the Caboose, and to other trains of questionable sexual orientation... O-M-G

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I think that train's got a lot of junk in its trunk...or, um, caboose... :)

ChicagoLady said...

After reading that article referenced by TP, I better understand the meaning behind "Do Not Hump"; however, you'd think they could have come up with something that wouldn't be misconstrued as it has been.

But the best part of this was definitely the nervous tick. No wonder it was nervous, if it had to watch some old guy wacking off. It might have even had a nervous tic because of it.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: I keep picturing this cartoon-y, worried-looking tick...makes me giggle every time! :)

Dave said...

HAHAHA - junk in its trunk. You almost made me spill my glass of water...

mandyannemurray said...

HA! :D

Reminds me of a sign I saw on a packing crate once that read "Fork carefully ..." My brain, of course, turned that into Engrish and I'm sure you can bet where I went from there. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Dave: Ha! Well, at least it's only water and it doesn't stain! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Mandy: That's a GREAT sign! :)