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Am I going to comment for the first time ever, be the first commenter, on the first strip of the new year and have to point out a grammatical error in the 2nd panel??

God I hate myself... I have lost all respect for me : (

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoatie

Someone's to lazy to check their grammar.

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott

"who's *too* lazy to make cole slaw."

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRandall

You've probably already gotten a post on this. I think it's 'too lazy' in panel two.

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Yet another fantastic comic. Just one thing: in the last line in panel 2, there's a typo: 'to' instead of 'too.' Sorry to be that guy...

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnow

HEY SCOTT YOU FORGOT THE OTHER O IN THE SECOND PANEL I HOPE YOU GET THIS

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryelling bird

So, I totally understand that it's too soon to expect the copyright notice in the comic to change, but why does the copyright at the bottom of your website still say 2009?

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMason

I love every single panel, but I can't get over panel 3. It's hilarious! "I'm saying the same thing you're saying!" "Yes! But wrong!"

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

*too lazy

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShish

Oh, and one more thing about panel 2: Shouldn't it be "Bring something YOU'RE comfortable with?"
Sorry to be that guy2.

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob In Pcola

The first 5 comments are all grammar nazis ? Really ?

I will note, after the few reruns, it seems the comic has indeed become more text heavy.

Not that it doesn't stop me from liking the last two panels :)

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterunfy

Ï think there's a grammatical error in panel two.
Cole is spelled with two c's a k and an o.
And also. Happy New Year! :D

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

To Bob in Pcola; no, it shouldn't be that, because it's trying to say "Bring something people are used to so they don't freak out", and if you changed it like you recommend, it wouldn't say that.

And I honestly never knew it was "brussels sprouts".

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBWM

I am currently unwell, and laughing sends me into a uncontrollable coughing fit. Reading panel 3 damn near killed me. That was fuuuunnnny.

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

HAY SCOT I THINK YOU MADE A MISTAKE IN ONE OF TEH PANNALS PLEASE CORRECT IT
K THX AND YOUR WELCOME

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersuperserial

Eh. Potato, potato (pronounced: po-tah-to).

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

The panels were funny but the comments were hilarious. I never lol but I laughed heartily. To the grammer/spelling police: please note, my name is really kym.

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKym

Maybe the error was corrected in panel two, however anyone that thinks it should have been "to lazy to" instead of "too lazy to" needs to go back to grammar school. It is exactly correct the way it has been presented (at least at the time that I have read the comic.)

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrequishna

I had set myself a reminder to look at your copyright date because I knew you'd get comments on it... dang it, I hate when I'm right. How many "new" instructions will we have to *endure* with last year's date on them, I wonder? Not that it matters. I love this particular strip, because I absolutely LOATHE Brussels Sprouts (probably because I never tried Missy's recipe), and because you, sir, are HI-LARIOUS.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

JESUS EFFING CHRIST, YOU GUYS! It's just grammar!! No one's giving you an award for all the mistakes you catch, just shut the hell up and enjoy the strip!

Btw, I LOVE panel three! <3

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Best strip you've done in a while. Something about conversations descending into screaming matches cracks me up :D

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRick

Hey Scott, are you sure you're American? I thought you guys said "named for" - us Brits say "named after".

And how come you always publish at exactly the same time as xkcd?

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

I had this discussion one year - I was shoving Brussels sprouts down his maw shouting ""IT IS BRUSSELS!! IT IS BRUSSELS!!" Fortunately, I butter up my Brussels sprouts and cook 'em 'til tender, so they were choked down easily.

Great strip today!

I happen to truly like Brussels Sprouts. Butter and salt and I am a happy camper.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreen-Elf

To those who spotted the grammar error:

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/5/5/how-to-bother-someone-back.html

To those who asked about the copyright date:

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/5/5/how-to-bother-someone-back.html

Come on people now, refresh your browser, everybody get together and read through the archives right now. :P

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChesh

The Flemish name for Brussels is indeed "Brussel".

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Hey Scott,

I could comment on this being friggin' hilarious, but I'm an imbecile so I'm going to point out that in panel number X you made grammar errors Y and Z. <Replace X, Y, and Z with values of your choice.>

Oh, and while I'm correcting your grammar, I'm way to important too grammar check my own typing.

GrammarNaziFromHell

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrammarNaziFromHell

I had to look up "brussels sprouts", in German it's called "Rosenkohl" -> "rose cabbage", but it is funny anyhow.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlandei

I can see your cunning plan Scott, absolute genius. By putting in a grammer 'error' you've deflected everyone from going "2010 copyright but it's 2011 now you muppet!!" Well done.
Also @ Mason - if the site was created in 2009 it's copyright date will be 2009.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Well I sure as hell don't give a toss about the grammar, the pun in the second panel is great :P

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKjelsberg

I dont know how you keep making these week to week with these kind of comments.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJet

Happy New Year Scott and thanks for all the laughs

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRinkums

Oh, and who hates people who order an "expresso" ?

I'm already anticipating looking forwards to a Brussels sprouts argument ... later ... in my kitchen

as I already read the comic twice looking for Scott saying a lower-case brussels so I could complain about proper nouns!! But alas, I'll have to settle for my kitchen

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

Why does everyone want him to correct the mistake ? Now you sad little folks would have had nothing to say if he hadn't made that mistake in the first place, so thank him.

@Scott : Panel 3 = Genius !

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVendetta_revived

What about Bertrand Russell, or Brussell for short!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNbrader Sprouts

Awwwww man. Now I want brussels sprouts.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Gee, I always thought it was Brussel's Sprouts. Maybe that's because I usually buy mine from Brussel The Produce Man.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjvwa

They are good with bacon. http://www.baconorbeercan.com/

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohnev

I have a feeling yelling bird and superserial are one and the same person...But anywayz, brilliant first-of-the-year comic xD.

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPal

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
I've got nothing better to do,
Although it's been said, many times, many ways:
you made a mistake, it's "too"!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanni

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