Tuesday, November 15, 2005

post the twentieth

I can't say that I have anything particularly on my mind right now, but it's been a little while since I've posted here (okay, five days, not that long), so I thought I'd check in.

Hello, everyone.

I like to spell correctly when I type, as well as adhering to grammatical and punctuation rules. It doesn't matter which forum I'm in. I insist on expressing myself properly. I refuse to type in all lower case letters. I must spell everything correctly. "thx" is not a word, no matter how often it is used.

I will NOT engage in 1337 5p33k. It's just not going to happen, sorry.

I suppose I just like the way words look when you use them properly. It makes me feel that much smarter. You might say that it's a pride issue. Feel free to think what you will. I just like typing properly.

And now, a random picture of some clam juice.

- Optimistic.


Iris said...

Did you know that someone did a study and decided that most people learn to read by recognizing the shapes of words? That's why it's such a headache to read documents IN ALL CAPS.

Ah, the random things you learn in classes you never wanted to take...

fine print said...

Hear, hear. Have you noticed that even some advertisements will have things like "u" instead of "you" now? It's all part of what I call "the bastardization of the English language." It makes me completely batty.

On a related topic, what's the right way to use emoticons or whatever they're called? If I end my sentence with a ":)" where do I put the punctuation? I mean, I could put a period and then the smiley face, but what if it's meant as a direct reference to something I wrote in the sentence itself? Putting a period after the ")" doesn't seem right, either. Here's an example: We should have parties like that more often :) .... ahh! where does the period go?!?! Has the emoticon come to replace the usual punctuation, making it implied? I worry about these things. (See, there was a perfect place where I wanted to put a :) but didn't know where.)

the pope said...

Gross. Clam Juice.

lanada said...

in what context would one consume that nastiness? as post-workout rehydration? with a plate of pasta primavera? out on the town with one's buddies? and where the heck would one find it? surely not at the 7-11 on the corner. i'm torn between utter confusion and extreme curiosity. (also much amusement.)

forgive the lack of capitals. it's more an aesthetics thing for me. i'm not too lazy to use my shift key; i just like the little letters.

Eternal Youth of Antiquity said...

What can one do with clam juice...other than drink it (yuck!)?

The Lolita said...

Since you didn't even spell l337 correctly, by all means don't write it.

I remember back in the day when l337 was actually cool and not just poseurcool with a bunch of 13 year olds with anger management issues.

JB said...

:jibbly-jibblies: clam juice?! :retch:

And leet speak's cool. Sometimes and in some places. Kinda like redoubt said. So, basically I have nothing original to contribute... 'cept a course the jibblies!