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Bravo! I wince when mistakes are publicly called out. I think this is a nice, humorous tweak to those who could choose to subtly use your email form. <evil grin>
Funy! reely funnney! I got it before the last fraim
I'm not sure if the comic or the comments are funnier on this one. Lots of people apparently don't finish the comic before making corrections.
(Flops around due to errors)
AAAAAAAAARGH the typos!
Good for you, not appeasing the Grammar Nazis. It starts with typos, then comma splices... then one day, out of the blue, all words imported from Yiddish will have to be marked with an asterisk.
*involuntary facial twitch*
You win this round Meier.
Wow... That is absolutely brilliant. Way to shut down the, like, 50 people who point out your mistakes each time you make them!
I got to "complane" and I figured it must be deliberate. Then I read the third panel about being "passive aggressive" and I knew that sooooomeone is so much better at being passive-aggressive than even me on my most PMS-y days!
Awesome comic. Quite enjoyable, even for a grammar nazi. ;)
I'm prtety srue tehre is nohtnig wrnog wtih tihs.
Absolutely brilliant! Those picky little typo comments have been bugging me since I started reading your comic. Also, I'm quite sorry to see that so many of your readers couldn't even finish reading the entire comic before attacking your grammar and spelling. Not sure I see the point in reading a comic if you don't even get the joke...
Wow, a majority of comments seem to be about panel two's 'complane.' Interesting, that.----------53 pens... LOL! Now THAT's dedication to a cause.
First time posting on one of your comics but a long time reader. Love the jab in this comic. It's perfect.
Next comic will be about how to apply bandaids to grammer natzees.
My favorite-est thing of all is that no one, as far as I can tell, has caught all the mistakes – even the ones making little lists. I count 16 in all. Do I win? (And yes; it's a sickness.)
ITT: webcomic artist trolls his readers
This is the most awesome Basic Instructions I've ever seen.
This is the first webpage I've ever seen where the comment section is worth reading.
Yeah, I'm really annoyed by all the grammar nazis giving their little corrections constantly. I'm an English teacher and I don't give a sh*t if I see a few mistakes here or there. Great comic, Scott.
Y'know... I was hoping that the punchline to the "prophesy" comic was going to be a prediction that you'd spell something wrong. A lot. But that punchline didn't come. Until now! That somehow makes this comic extra-much-funnyer.
Brilliant concept, and very well delivered! Touché, Scott.
this was awesome until i noticed how many commentors didn't get it :(
And as you're American there is one more spelling error than intended. Antagonizing is antagonising in real Enlish like we speak in Englandland.
I.. i think my eyes are bleeding. Spelld wrung!
Was actually funnier without the final "explanatory" panel
People complaned before actaully reading the whole strip? They are truly meta-readers. Those messages must be *so* annoying, it is one of the reasons I do'nt write my own internet comic strip.
The fourth panel made this the best comic you've ever made. Awesome.
Can't believe people start posting spelling corrections before they've even finished reading the whole strip. Seems like they come to find errors and feed their own ego rather than enjoy a rather good comic.P.s. Scott - did you start some maniacal supervillian style laughter when you started seeing all the corrections rolling in?
Thanks Scott. Great comic. I usually hate people who right that sort of thing. Today I couldn't not do it.
In panel 3 you left the i out of PENIS.
Saaaayyyy, are you implying that we, the readers, are the boss of you? Cool!
I always found it a tad ironic that you Americans put so much emphasis on spelling, but at the same time just randomly ignore letters when talking.
Take the word HERB for example. You guys pronounce it as ERB. While in the UK we pronounce it as HERB, for the very simple reason that it starts with a f#cking H.
Almost as funny as the comic is the number of people commenting to point out mistakes in the first few panels, and then immediately posting another comment saying "Oh, I see". Love it!
Before riddling a comic with language error, please consider not only the grammar nazis but also the non-english speakers who might reproduce those errors.As I may do.
Wait, no, I'm wrong, that's funny.
Nah, They obviously used a spell ink checker! Their are know miss steaks in this pick sure!!
I lolled at every panel .. after seeing the first couple of comments, the last panel got a loud guffaw. Thanks :)
I think there is a typo in this comic.
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