Thursday, January 6, 2011

Someone needs to defuse these definition-related verbiage bombs!


Hmmm.  Since when did defuse = diffuse?  What sort of backwards dictionary is that?  (Thanks, AMY, for spotting this error!)

And, below, while one writer got the definition of emo more or less correct, the mechanical errors in this brief blurb were pretty appalling...


(If an actual emo kid wrote the definition of emo, please don't go cry in the corner.  My snarkiness isn't meant to be malicious.  Maybe you could listen to your My Chemical Romance CDs and go visit Hot Topic to cheer yourself up...?)

4 comments:

brent said...

"You are usually are stating" and "have a emotional personality"? Ouch.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ouch, indeed! That whole blurb was just awful.

cynicalsynapse said...

What a disaster! You were too kind.

"When you are refering to someone has being emo, you are usually are stating that they are sensitive or have a emotional personality."

And this makes them credible, how?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! Yeah, I could have been much snarkier. I tried to bear in mind that maybe someone fairly young wrote that, and I didn't want to totally rip that person to shreds...

That being said, whoever wrote that REALLY sucks at writing!