Wednesday, June 3, 2009

HUMP DAY GRAMMAR for June 3, 2009

So last week I attempted to do a "clean" Hump Day Grammar post. This week, though, it's time to get dirty...



I can't stop laughing at "opratunity." For some reason, that really cracks me up. I'm also a little perplexed as to why the person who wrote this question felt the need to specify that the sex would be "dirty." Um, if you're having sex with Johnny Depp*, isn't that good enough? No need to add any adjectives to that, right?

Happy Hump Day, everyone! :)


* Hopefully Johnny Depp only sleeps with people who aren't complete freakin' morons when it comes to spelling. Here's hoping Vanessa Paradis can spell better than the person who wrote this question...

10 comments:

Robin said...

So, would an "opratunity" present itself at a theater where people are singing loudly in Italian or German? An opportunity at the opera? That's a pretty specific fantasy, but to each his-or-her own.

"Here's hoping Vanessa Paradis can spell better than the person who wrote this question..."

I'm betting that she can spell better than the Yahoo poster in more than one language, being a Frenchwoman married to an American man.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Nice definition, Robin--I like it!

And yeah, I'm betting that Vanessa Paradis has pretty good spelling/language skills. The Yahoo question-writer should take note that some Hollywood types actually like SMART girls. :)

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Ha, I know people who say opportunity just as that is spelled. Although I grew up in Indiana where Warsh = Wash. Argh!!

Bridgete said...

I'm still trying to figure out why she even had to ask, haha.

By the way, did you notice the category this was put under? Pregnancy and Parenting > Pregnancy. I mean, granted, we all know how babies are made, but I don't think the category was intended to encompass such questions.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Horrible License Plates: I feel your pain. I grew up in the Philly area, where we drink lots of "wooder" and eat hot "dawgs." ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: I noticed the category, too! Of course, I was so tired when I wrote the post that I forgot to mention it in the post. :) I don't think that sort of question is what they intended the PREGNANCY category for, haha!

LadyStyx said...

opratunity= Sex so rough and dirty that it makes you sing in extreme pleasure ala Madeline Khan in Young Frankenstein (towards the end, when she's with the monster)?

Damn, that's some awesome sex if it makes you do THAT!

~grinz evilly~

Dave said...

Good thing its not an 'oprahtunity'...that would somehow be even scarier...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL!!! Good one, LadyStyx! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Dave: Eek! I agree!