Thursday, May 28, 2009

editing your daily life

31 comments:

Rick Daley said...

Thanks for the laugh ;-)

Bradley Robb said...

I'll see your pic and raise you a comic.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3751/grammar.gif

s.w. vaughn said...

HA!!!!

Oh, the urges I've had to fix grammatically challenged signs. Never thought of fixing graffiti!

That is awesome. Whoever did that is made of WIN.

B. Nagel said...

:)

JES said...

This is great, Moonie. Thanks!

Though it does raise the specter of a can-you-top-this exchange, with the anarchists coming back to spray-paint something at the bottom like "...TrUmPz OOOOOrder" etc. etc.

Of course EDITORS are in a completely different category, but I'd hate to let the COPY EDITORS win this one. :)

Maureen McGowan said...

Ha! That's great.

Helen said...

heehee, I do like this. Where I live the odd bit of snarky grafitti shows up now and then (outside of the university library toilets, where it runs rampant)

My favourite of the meaner ones, was in the city centre, close to a card shop. 'Punch Your Boss'. wonder how many commuters saw that and thought 'yeah...yeah!'

Anonymous said...

Hey what is your name to add you on Facebook?

Link says "add me on fb" but it doesn't go to your profile, jsut the home page?!

moonrat said...

I'm "Moon Rat"

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

Hee hee. That is hilarious. And the comic that was linked to in the comments was funny as well. Just now discovering your blog but I like it already. Thanks for the laughs!


Resists urge to start telling stories about poor grammar/spelling.

Miriam S.Forster said...

Now, doesn't correcting the spelling of an anarchist statement kind of undermine the idea of anarchy? I think we should be allowed to spell things however we want. (snicker)

Sarahlynn said...

Love this. Love love love this!

orannia said...
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Anonymous said...

"I've taken the liberty of posting the photo on my blog, with credit to you..."

Wait a minute--moon rat didn't create this image did she? ZThe crdit goes to whomever created the image, not moon rat!

I think some people are still getting used to the Internet and feel as though if they "find" it, it's theirs. Not how it works, kids!

Jo said...

I agree that it's sort of anarchic to mispell the word.
When people first started writing down the english language, they had the freedom to spell words any way they liked, so one day you could spell your name, Shakespeare and the next day it might be Shaikespere. I always thought that was pretty cool. of course Shakespeare earned the right to use language any damn way he pleased.

Whirlochre said...

The woman's unspoken thought balloon is beautifully splattered on the blank brickwork.

orannia said...
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Heather Hansen said...

ROFL!!!

The First Carol said...

Laughed OUT loud at Bradley Robb's Comic and still at the office, man we are way too serious here. Now, I feel I must apologize for proof correction given earlier to RickDaley, "Sorry...what an @SS I am, OH! I mean, what an @$$!"

Anita said...

OK, I've actually seen the f-word misspelled in graffiti. Drives me crazy, makes me want to buy some spray paint and fix it.

Barbara Martin said...

Perfect for what ails me today.

The First Carol said...

Jo, did you mean to misspell 'mispell' (damn, I'm incorrigible).

Moonrat, is it okay to swear here?

Charles Gramlich said...

Somehow it seems to weaken the message.

writtenwyrdd said...

I confess to the urge to correct misspelled graffiti when I see it.

That picture would make a great poster.

Jo said...

First Carol- oops. No, it was a typo.
Anita- How do you misspell the F-word?
phuc?
fook?
fuk?

Melanie Avila said...

*smiling*

Fixing typos makes me happy.

Vivian said...

This is great!

Eileen Wiedbrauk said...

My linguistics in literature class is going to have a heyday with this image; it's a great example of gate keeping of standardized language.

Standardized language is just a series of abstract rules when you think about it -- yes, we learn the rules if we want to play the (publishing) game, but what reason should anyone follow those rules when they're purposefully going against the game (engaging in 'anarky' or graffiti)?

:) Unfortunately, when I start thinking like this for long enough it toys with all my pretty notions of grammar and my personal hatred of the term "funer."

Anita said...

JO: Fuk. Crazy, I know.

Neon Relish said...

Priceless. I almost corrected a sign in the Whole Foods parking lot the other day, only I didn't have a red Sharpie with me. I can now live vicariously through this image. ;)

Pen said...

Love it!
:D