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I feel like there are probably some intentional typos here but my brain doesn't want to see them.
An ruinous win for Rick! It's what he's good at. . .
Looks like everything's coming up milhouse for Rick today.
Love the second panel.
In case anyone else was looking for this: http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/5/5/how-to-bother-someone-back.html
Rick wins again! Is this another sign of the apocalypse?
I hate to be "that guy" and all, but you have a grammatically incorrect shift from plural to singular in the text at the top of panel one.
Looks like Rick got one over on you!
I'm looking the typos in this one, but I can't see 'em.
Rick has discovered his Superpower! (I hope he only ever uses it for evil . . . )
Ok, numbers please. How many of you are poring over this looking for typos? A new trolling offensive against Grammar Nazism perhaps?
Triumphant Rick FTW!
Early win for Scott, but swift counter jab from Rick!
Rick wins this round with epic counter!
So much comedy in this particular strip. Awesome!
The whole Basic Instructions could be a belief system as it is, with Scott Meyer The Wise as its prophet.
Patrick: "I hate to be "that guy" and all, but you have a grammatically incorrect shift from plural to singular in the text at the top of panel one."
I agree, though the way it's written is probably considered not incorrect; similar to how the plural of "mother in law" is "mothers in law," if you were to treat "that can be viewed as" as a preposition, making multiple instances of "a thing that can be viewed as an opportunity" would just pluralize "thing." Like I said, I agree that it's technically incorrect, but I've noticed more and more instances of the common alternative to what we were traditionally taught being considered acceptable. See: indefinite articles in front of 3+ syllable words starting with 'h' :)
What I <I>do</I> have a problem with, however, is the comma in the Panel 1 heading. I understand that in journalism (and apparently comics), commas are often inserted erroneously because the author doesn't think the reader is competent enough to apply the appropriate dramatic pause, but it still bugs me :-p
Witty banter between a grammar Nazi and a mediocre typist. It feels like my workplace, without the XML.
I think that everybody is is looking for the delibarate mistakes.
I can live with typos - I spot them, but it doesn't stop me from reading, but Yuppified distortion of the language just crushes the conversation for me; "medal" as a verb, "period of time" (in case you didn't know, "period" always refers to time. You no more need to say "period of time of unrest" than "scent of smell of cut grass") "finessing the situation"Usually, language evolves, but since the '80s, it has been devolving....Then there's "nuke-you-lar". If a regular person prounounces "nuclear" that way, it's not a problem, but I once heard an interview in which the interviewee said, without joking "I have a PHD in nuke-you-lar physics". I just pray he never got a job in that field.
Another change that would make the panel one heading less jarring would be "things that can be viewed as an opportunity, or as a terrible problem".
That makes it expand to "(plural of (thing that can be viewed as an opportunity)) or (plural of (thing that can be viewed as a terrible problem))".
I can't not read Rick's column right after the epic wins on ALL FOUR PANELS.
This is timely - today I mistyped "misspell" and missed it. Twice. And sent the email that way (no spell check in that ap). For some reason, my lousy typing includes difficulty typing the letter "s" twice sequentially.
If anyone notices, I'll claim I deliberately inserted the errors to avoid the appearance of hubris. And it's efficient!
@Dee "Usually, language evolves, but since [some arbitrary point within my adult lifetime], it has been devolving."
Just thought I'd suggest an alternative phrasing that makes it less specific to you, instead reflecting the beliefs of every human being since Ug the Caveman objected to the slight vowel-lengthening in how the kids these days pronounce "gaarh".
I don't know about you, but my period is a misery that takes me outside of time.
Mullet Boss win! Rick win!
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
There. Their. They're.http://www.leakysquid.com/2012/04/oh-there-their-theyre-grammarnazi.html?m=1
There are some other kinds of period, such as a full stop mark after a written sentence, or something that is repeated in a dimension other than time, such as the periodic table. But, yes, "period of time" usually could be said using only one of the words, or any of several other words - interval, epoch. I wonder if the quirk is inherited from "interval of time". Is an interval more likely to be of some other kind such as in space? Or, when a play stops in the middle and maybe there are drinks.
But how to choose words to introduce this previous cartoon?http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/5/22/how-to-be-a-good-husband-during-ladytimes.html
As you see, I couldn't, so I cheated.