This had me laughing until I cried, so I thought I would share!
Hope you get a good laugh!
Original Post by elllabellla:
LoL, And I'm being asked if I have a sense of humor!
Suicide isn't hilarious, but causing a bunch of people to freak out over something stupid is.
Talk about taking life to seriously.
BTW, Thanks grammar police, I mean it's just such a detriment to society when someone misuses a word as important and defining as "Your" or"You're". Heaven help us all we'RE all bound for certain destruction because of this misuse!
When you misuse words like "your" and "you're" and "to" and "too", you cause people to have to re-read what you've written to figure out what you've meant. That (1) makes people miss your intended message and (2) annoys them for having wasted their time. It makes people like me not want to read anything you've written and dismiss any ideas you might have without even considering them.
So, if the purpose of you posting things on the Internet is to have other people read them and comment on them, it makes sense to make your communication as efficient as possible, doesn't it?
Reading misuse day after day after day also brings down my writing level. I find myself correcting these errors in my own writing all the time now, whereas before Internet forums came around, I had near-perfect grammar (and spelling too!). Damn you lazy Internet posters.
(Puts up hand hesitantly) "Ummm... I thought it was funny".
Very dark humour often gets expressed in hard times, and these sure are hard times! Just saw the unemployment stats for youth unemployment in our city. Over 20%. That's a whole generation in deep doo doo. Dark humour is way better than the other alternatives.
I live in vegas and I actually saw that while driving on the freeway.
It was distracting. And no, not very funny. I don't think the artist did it with the intent of being funny.
I like how the mayor's office complained that the owner of the billboard is losing money because of this, but no complaint about how the distraction is a threat to public safety.
re the stunt - ham-fisted, ill-conceived.
re misuse of apostrophes - i appreciate why people are irritated by misspellings and other kinds of errors. in my case, though, a critical mass of exposure to that kind of thing, plus laziness, has driven me to grammarchy.
plus, really, its nt tht dfclt to mk sns of wrds with vry lttl infrmtn.