Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HUMP DAY GRAMMAR for September 29, 2010


The lovely LadyStyx found today's funny sign on FAILblog. While I'm sure whoever submitted the FAIL to FAILblog felt like the major reason for the FAIL was the plumbing system's overload of semen, we spelling specialists see another reason why it's a FAIL, right? There's no a in semen, kids. Or at least there's not supposed to be... (Whoever created this sign is also not so great with punctuation, but the real screw-up here is most definitely in the spelling.)

Happy Hump Day, everyone!


11 comments:

mama grammarphile said...

Um...eeewwww!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL...I second that. But hey, the picture of the kitties is sorta cute, right? :)

EVula said...

Perhaps they were too traumatized by having to write this at all that their grasp of grammar was temporarily lost...

I dunno why I'm such an apologist for horrible punctuation et al. here, but I really can imagine the person writing this going "why?" over and over as they printed it out...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Very good point--perhaps the general trauma of having a reason to write this sign at all contributed to the screwy spelling/punctuation issues. I suppose I'm so desensitized to bizarre/gross things at this point that they just don't affect my spelling/grammar skills. On a related note, today I checked the keywords people are using to find this blog, and they're surprisingly perverted...I can only imagine that the folks searching for really perverted things are very disappointed when they find that they've landed on a grammar humor blog! ;)

FoggyDew said...

Strangely, whoever wrote it, spelled it correctly the first time. I'm at a loss.

Also, we all know how much come out when you're, uh, done. How bad are the drains in that dorm? Or, just exactly how many people were part of that circle jerk? All of them?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I'm convinced when people don't know how to spell a word, they think something like, "I'll spell it this way once and then that way once--then at least I know I'll be 50% right!" But of course if you're only half-right, you're also...half-wrong.

Maybe there was hair and other stuff clogging the drains, and all the semen got backed up because it couldn't get through the hair and whatever else lurks in college dorm shower drains...? That's my best guess. Either that or somebody had one hell of a party (presumably with many guests) in the shower...

Bridgete said...

I'm convinced that people spell a word two different ways on purpose too! I mean, when I'm working my way through a more difficult word (like aneurysm...although I've mastered that one now, probably because I've written it so often in response to these posts!) I'll try a few different ways and say, "no...no...no..." but I never leave my various attempts scattered about the page!

Anyway, so...I don't really want to think about how much masturbation is going on in those showers that the semen is actually clogging the drains. I'm just going to be amused by the kitties. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Have you learned how to properly spell "aneurysm" because you fear that having to see all this crappy grammar is going to give you one? If so, I propose we create a new word that relates specifically to bad grammar-induced aneurysms. We can call it a "grammeurysm." ;)

And yeah, it's much less icky to just focus on the kitties!

Bridgete said...

I love grammeurysm!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

And I love making up new words! :D

Merican said...

The recent scandal gives this sign a whooooooooooooole new meaning.