Let’s hear it for Pedantry

typed for your pleasure on 16 December 2008, at 6.26 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Beechwood park’ by the Zombies


You Scored an A


You got 10/10 questions correct.

It’s pretty obvious that you don’t make basic grammatical errors.
If anything, you’re annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they’re only human.
And it’s humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

The It’s Its There Their They’re Quiz

Gotta love that last line — I agree with it 100%, but it’s almost completely non sequitur. What, did Light Yagami write that bit? Or Ragnar Redbeard?
Couple the results of this test, with the results of this one taken aeons ago, and these should be sufficient enough to nab me a proofreading job, as far as I’m concerned. Remember, potential employers: you could do worse

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

das Büch meme on April 6th, 2005

Remember, remember, the 14th of November on July 4th, 2006

5 have spoken to “Let’s hear it for Pedantry”

  1. Laura writes:

    I, as well, hate ‘txt talk’. But unfortunately, I frequently make spelling errors.

    Cut me a break, I was home skewled!

  2. safetinspector writes:

    U R rElE l8m.
    U shud C teh dspr8shn uv my splchkR.
    It crIs Nsid,

  3. PBShelley writes:

    Yay, I got an “A” 😀

    Gawd, that was the easyest test Ive ever taken, and the quickist two!

    O, that line pained me to type LOL

    And yeah, I thought that that last line bore the hallmark of Light Yagami’s philosophy, true though it may be. Didn’t work out all that well for him 😛 Hopefully others will come to see the -oh, nevermind…

    Regards to you and the luverly (sic) Missus from us 🙂

  4. Davecat writes:

    Laura –
    Text talk is an abomination, and is concrete evidence that god is dead. DEAAAAD!!!

    And would that be home-schooled, or home-schooled? The latter would be embarrasing.

    SafeT
    ‘It cries Nosid’? I can’t parse that last one. I’d have better luck translating Greek off the top of my head!

    ‘Τρεις υπήρξαν οι εξέχουσες στρατιωτικές στην ξηρά φυσιογνωμίες του μεγάλου εθνεγερτικού αγώνα: Ο Κολοκοτρώνης, ο Καραϊσκάκης, ο Ανδρούτσος. Οι δυο τελευταίοι βρήκαν τραγικό θάνατο. Μα κι’ ο Κολοκοτρώνης παραλίγο γλίτωσε τη λαιμιτόμο.’

    Okaaay! Never mind, I spoke out of turn.

    PBS and die Mädchen –
    Isn’t it lovely to come round ‘Shouting etc etc’ after a bit of a hiatus, and have a quiz flung at you? 😉

  5. Veach writes:

    Happy Festivus!

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