I bloody love Dan Savage, not just for the amazingly astute and hilariously delivered sex advice available on his podcast and advice column, but for his vicious inability to let it lie when someone with a poor grasp of grammar and spelling gets in touch. To wit the third letter on this week’s column.
“I’m a bi 18 year old female. I can’t cum during sex, I never have. Boys or girls it doesnt matter. I can get off by myself but with other people its just uncomfterable. Vagional penatration feels good but head or finger fucking is Not fun. I thought that it was just the people I was sleeping with. You know, age and a small town bla bla bla. I’m off to collage now and in a much biger city and nothing is better.”
“Off to collage, are we?
Here’s something you may not know about vaginal penetration (besides how to spell “vaginal” and “penetration”) because it’s not something that’s typically covered in small-town high-school sex-ed classes: You can touch yourself during vaginal intercourse. Whatever you’re doing that’s getting you off when you’re alone, ICC, do that thing—touch yourself that way—whenever a sex partner is penistrating you vaginotionally.“
And that, my friends, is why I love Dan Savage. 2 years ago
I shan’t even mention the extraneous apostrophe. 2 years ago
to correctly spell the name of one of the greatest composers of all time at a fancy concert? 2 years ago
Small insect with a propensity for tumbling? 2 years ago
...does one proell? 2 years ago
Let’s have a barbacue! 2 years ago
I snapped this in a seaside pub restaurant where we were having a family meal. I kept having to run over and try to take sneaky photos. Every time I look at this pic I spot something else.
- Let’s start off gently by noting that there’s an apostrophe missing from “chefs”. But this is par for the course now. Ready?
- Pan-seared scollops? ScOllops? Not… scallops?
- Horseraddish with two ds?
- I guess there’s an accent missing from “soufflé”. But frankly that’s small fry next to…
- ..grilled venison lion?! Raaaargh!
- ..and redcurrent jus?! Some kind of electric shock?
- ..and salad leavs?
- ..and new potatos?
Awesome. There was also a second menu board upon which they had spelled “pigeon” as “pigion”. Brilliant. 2 years ago
Hm. Not holy enough to spell “religious” correctly though. 2 years ago
In the Metro newspaper today. 2 years ago
Found on Digg. I think this speaks for itself. 2 years ago
Introducing your new great value Washington Street Shuttle fare’s what?
I don’t remember taking this, but from what I can see, it looks like the leaflet says “Introducing our new great value Washington Street Shuttle fare’s Washington Street Shuttle”. How meta. 3 years ago
..it sells foods that don’t even exist. 3 years ago
..apostrophe missin! 3 years ago
I’ve been to South Shields though. 3 years ago
It that like “resident”? 3 years ago
Whoever sent me this card should be struck off my Christmas card list (except I haven’t sent Christmas cards since junior school, but you get the point). 3 years ago
Not quite, they’re on the endangered list but… Oh. That’s not what you mean.
The dangers of putting all your trust in a spell checker.
This is from a local magazine called The Crack. It’s a serial offender on this goal. I’ve offered them my proofreading services on at least a couple of occasions, but they have never returned my emails. Hm. 3 years ago
Diverse punctuation. 3 years ago
You’re not “rolly-polly”, because that’s not a thing. What you are is wrongy-wrongy. 3 years ago
Crazy capitalisation, weird spelling, extra apostrophes, 19th-century style hyphenation – it’s got the lot. 3 years ago
No one under 18 to buy it because we want it all ourselves. 3 years ago
Someone added the necessary Ns to these posters in a shop window, using a black marker on the outside of the glass. Bravo, whoever you are! 3 years ago
... but the “ECT” was the final straw. 3 years ago
I guess quality (that’s Quality to you) used to cost less here, but it doesn’t anymore. Maybe it’s the recession? 3 years ago
Saw this sign on the street in New York City months ago and had to take a picture. 3 years ago