Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Not Questioning Obvious Grammar And Spelling Mistakes

For example:

• Saying "pwned" instead of "owned"

• Saying "could care less" instead of "couldn't care less"

• Saying "I could give a shit" instead of "I couldn't give a shit"

It's amazing how verbal and grammatical mistakes, as long as they are catchy, can become part of the language.

It would probably be okay if someone was aware of the error but chose to speak that way regardless. But too often the blinders are on and people say it just because other people say it.

If someone says "I got krunk last night!" and sounds convincing enough, it may end up in the urban dictionary. At this point the usage will have become common enough so that anytime someone drinks excessively, they will proclaim: "I'm krunk!"

Apparently no mistake is too big for the sheep among us to embrace.

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