How to Correct Someone

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I love it when someone tries to tell me I have misspelled something, because I don't misspell. Then I have to have this sort of childish spelling bee until I end up spelling something they can only imagine the meaning of correctly, but they have to look it up to make sure I spelled it correctly...too much time on my hands? Nope, I'm just a lepidopteristic prestidigitator! (a.k.a. know-it-all)

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjiggly mcsickfingers

Butterfly magician?

February 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZach

@Zach

Told him.

November 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSomepartsareme

@ jiggly mcsickfingers. I think I would get a doctor to look at that.

April 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBen

@ all comments afore this one:


hilarious.


that is all.

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpiscesmended

@jiggly: The "too" in "too much time on my hands" starts a sentence and should be capitalized.

@jiggly: the "a.k.a." inside the parentheses is redundant. The parentheses already separate the phrase from the sentence, but attach it to the thought.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonnySwo

@butidoseewhatyoudidthere: There's no need to capitalise when the ellipses is used to pause in the middle of a sentence.
@JonnySwo: a.k.a. stands for "also known as", so though it it not necessary, it is not redundant.
:)

July 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermog

Though it is you mean? I guess you spelled the word correctly but you used the wrong word. Though it it indeed

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBo

How to Beat an Unfunny Comment to Death

See above.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMad Crow

@ mog: It is generally unwise to enter into a discussion on spelling and grammar without triple checking that what you have posted is correct in these attributes.

'ellipses is used' ---> 'ellipses are used'

'though it it not' ---> 'though it is not'

September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreeFall

@FreeFall you pedant, what mog meant was "ellipsis", therefore not plural... but jiggly should have left a space after useing it.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

using*

June 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdiegoga2002

>3 year grammar Nazi fest = super happy fun times for all.

August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIrrelevant

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