Gut Rumbles

February 07, 2005

really pet peeves

Why do so many of you people password-protect your goddam Site Meter? That ain't smart if you're looking for traffic. But it IS some kind of anal-retentive thing that makes me not want to visit you anyway.

Why do so many people who blog like cats? I don't understand that shit. Cats are the absolute antichrist of animals, but you think they're "cute." Of course, you also password protect your Site Meter, too, you fucked-up deviants.

Fat wimmen put sexy "skins" on their blogs. Fat guys post pictures of themselves and write about beer and food. Who is most honest?

I don't give a shit that you took the girls to a cub scout meeting today and you all enjoyed chocolate cookies. Nobody else gives a shit, either. Don't blog about that boring June Cleaver crap. Now... if one of the girls CHOKED on a cookie and you had to Heimlich them back to life, that's blog-fodder. Can't you tell the difference?

Don't write erotic fantasy blogs. Just go out and get laid, for Christssake. Hell, if you're desperate enough to blog about the wonders of giving a blow job, CALL ME. We can work something out.

I HATE the *grin* and the *snicker* and the *wink* shit wimmen do on blogs. (You know... *shrugs shoulders and rolls eyeballs*) Xerox a copy of your ass and post it. Wink THAT at me.

I don't like people who constantly misspell words. I blame all of mine on typos. But I keep a fucking dictionary next to my computer. If I WANT to spell a word correctly, I will.

Their, they're and there are three different words and they mean three different things. Try to use them correctly. Your and you're are the same way. So is affect and effect. AND WORST OF ALL!!! Understand the difference between I and Me in a sentence. "My husband and I went to the store" is correct. "You need to talk to my husband and I about that" IS NOT correct. I appreciate good grammar except when I INTEND to mangle it, but at least I know the difference.

Is the word "none" singular or plural?

Is this correct? "Ask a person for an opinion. They'll give you one."

I took a really nice pain pill tonight. I feel intellectual.


I agree with all, A-man.

Nicely done!

Posted by: Gina on February 7, 2005 11:00 PM

BTW, hope you enjoy the pain pill :)

Posted by: Gina on February 7, 2005 11:01 PM

I believe that "none" is singular.

"Is this correct? 'Ask a person for an opinion. They'll give you one.' "

No; that's not correct (although it could be, if the person you asked were to suffer from multiple personality disorder). It should read, "Ask a person for an opinion. He'll give you one."

And for the record, I'm a fat woman, and I have no sexy skins on my Web site; in fact, I have no skins at all. Is this the part where I'm supposed to flame you for stereotyping? ;-) (sorry, but I couldn't resist the wink)

Posted by: Kathleen on February 7, 2005 11:13 PM

I try to spell check on blogger, but it's kind of hard when I know that if I type something in Word about every third word is going to be underlined. Dyslexics Untie.

Watch the medication, I just had about four gin and gatorades (can I patent that?) and I think I'm going to medicate myself into bed after spending all day at a funeral.

Posted by: Joe on February 7, 2005 11:19 PM

And the WORST is when people misspell "grammar," is it not?

Posted by: Key on February 7, 2005 11:46 PM

Key, bite me.

Posted by: Acidman on February 8, 2005 12:00 AM

Blogs that are nothing but "I hate this" and "I can't stand that" just make me want to...


Forget I said anything.

Posted by: McGehee on February 8, 2005 12:11 AM


At the risk of pissing you off and getting de-linked, I have to ask: why do feel the need to keep running the whole "only fat girls skin their blogs" meme into the ground? At this point, it's not even funny anymore. It's starting to get rude and insulting. I don't think it's very good to assume that only fat girls skin their sites. And who cares if they do? I mean, it's their site. Why should anyone care if someone skins their blog? If it's not hurting you or anyone else, then what's the problem?

I skin mine. That makes me a huge fat disgusting blob of a woman. Okay, but I don't skin it with sexy women because I'm jealous. It just so happens that I like a certain picture and want to use it.

I have enough issues with my weight already, as I'm sure a lot of other women bloggers do, and seeing this doesn't help. Some of us are trying to do something about it and don't need to keep seeing "fat girls" posts over and over and over. Maybe I should just take a picture of my fat, disgusting body and use that on my site. Maybe then people will stop talking about it. Geez.

I've said my piece on the matter.

Posted by: Gennie on February 8, 2005 02:08 AM

I hate to side against what seems like the "correct" form, but the singular meaning of the word "their" has been used since the 14th century, by, among others, Jane Austen, the King James Bible, Jonathan Swift, and Shakespeare, so it's neither new nor limited to the illiterati.

Posted by: Nate on February 8, 2005 07:18 AM

.. fuck, dude... I don't even punctuate...

Posted by: Eric on February 8, 2005 07:21 AM


Damn, sorry about mispelling waste in my previous post. I no how anal you are about that. Papa had way to much medicine last night. English was my worst subject, but strangely enough, I'm usually almost intuitive about spelling. Of course when you and I went to school, by the fourth grade we were doing those 100 word spelling tests every other day - with more than one syllable in the words! Now it ain't that way. Sorry dammit. I hate looking too ignerunt.

And you can't trust spell-check either. My favorite is when I want to be informal to a friend and type gonna and it comes back with the number one suggestion of gonad. Proving that if you don't know how to spell correctly in the first place, spell-check has the real potential of making you look even more stupid.

Signed "Guilty As Hell"

Posted by: Drugstore Cowboy on February 8, 2005 08:39 AM

I think they teach "I seen..." and "Me and him went to see Dick, Jane and Spot." in school these days.

Posted by: Phil on February 8, 2005 09:08 AM

Hmmmm... I am starting to wonder how I've managed to stay on your blogroll.

Posted by: Christine on February 8, 2005 09:28 AM

What does it mean when you get death threats in your comments?

Posted by: Jay G on February 8, 2005 09:46 AM

Shit. The instant I clicked "post" I knew that sounded wrong... I don't mean "you" as in "Acidman", just in the general sense.

I mean, my spelling's okay, it's my content that makes people want to kill me I guess...

Posted by: Jay G on February 8, 2005 09:47 AM

I hate the word "meme".

Posted by: rightisright on February 8, 2005 10:23 AM

Never thought I would see the day. Nate commenting on the correct use of the Queen's english.

Posted by: Insert-Name-Here on February 8, 2005 10:44 AM

Damn, warn us next time you go off your meds you cranky ole bastard!

Posted by: WarWagon on February 8, 2005 11:21 AM

Fuck, I said Ron instead of Rob. You know what I meant though. Screw it.

Posted by: Gennie on February 8, 2005 11:45 AM

Misuse of to, too, and two drives me nuts.

Posted by: jack on February 8, 2005 12:40 PM

What a provocative man you are Acidman. However I find reading you an education. I'd never heard of blog skins until I read about them on your site. And I'm fat as hell since I gave up smoking. Is it because I am over 50? Bit of a cheek too, you implying that women aren't honest. You'll never meet a more honest woman than me.

Posted by: Nelly on February 8, 2005 02:03 PM

Let us not forget the difference between "its" and "it's". The really annoying thing about that one is that it's a pet peeve of mine, but I mistype them all the time! grrrr....

"None" is a singular noun. "None remains," for example, is a gramatically correct sentence.

"They" as a gender-neutral singular pronoun is a point of contention to this day among grammarians, but it seems to be gaining acceptance as "proper" English. Beyond the simple fact that just about everyone does it, it does have a basis in historical language. (And of course saying "he or she" all the time is a clumsy, annoying workaround, while disapproval of the gender-neutral "he" is one of the very few PC-isms with which I actually agree.) (Yes, I just started a sentence with "And". Live with it.)

Posted by: Strider on February 8, 2005 05:49 PM

Hmm... I may stand corrected on the whole "none" thing:

(see the usage note at the end)

Posted by: Strider on February 8, 2005 05:54 PM

"Do you herd sheep?" my Gramma sighed.
My Grandpa leaped in fright.
"That grammar's wrong!" to me he cried.
"'Have you heard sheep?' is right!"

- Walt Kelly

Posted by: Elisson on February 8, 2005 07:23 PM
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