I before E except after C  

bulging_boy 50M
4912 posts
6/14/2006 4:06 am

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I before E except after C


This post was inspired by two people dear to me.

One for suggesting it, and one for being subjected to it.

Those who spend any amount of time with me in chat, IM or even in the blogs will know I'm somewhat a purist when it comes to spelling. Typo's get no respite from me.

Perhaps that's *another* reason I don't surf the blogs as much.

I must be badspellerphobic. I break into a sweat when I come across it, and have a compulsion to bring it to the offenders attention.

Of course, I really only do it to those I think should know better. People I consider to be learned and smart. People I like. People I give a rats arse about.

It's not one sided though. If I make a typo, I fully expect to be given the same amount of shit that I dish out, as it's only fair. When it happens it always makes me laugh, mainly cause it's rare. Plus I'll usually have corrected myself long before anyone else has the chance to.

There have obviously been occasions when I haven't. Only goes to prove that I'm human. Kinda human. Geeky kinda human.

Anyhow. Anal twat that I am... as soon as the comment was made in said offenders blog this came to mind.

So... all you poor people who have been victimised by my spelling corrections, feel free to sing along to my version of Mr Cab Driver by Lenny Kravitz.

Mr Spell Checker, you won't stop to let me think
Mr Spell Checker, I know my spelling's stink
Mr Spell Checker, you'll never get a wink
Mr Spell Checker, won't you stop correctin' me
Mr Spell Checker, I might have needed a fucking pee
Mr Spell Checker, he's an online diction-ary

Here we go

Mr Spell Checker, Mr Spell Checker
Mr Spell Checker, Mr Spell Checker

Mr Spell Checker don't like it when I'm wrong
He don't like typos and thinks that we're all mongs
Mr Spell Checker needs to get himself a bong
Mr Spell Checker corrects me with eyes of fire
Mr Spell Checker thinks we're slipping into the mire
Mr Spell Checker fuck you I'm a surviv... ahhh
Oh yeah, one more time, ahah

Let me type

Mr Spell Checker, Mr Spell Checker
Mr Spell Checker, Mr Spell Checker


and If you think I'm even gonna bother reading the comments... you're right.

I just know I'll be sweating as I read them.

Ya fuckers!

Seriously_Real 49M

6/14/2006 5:52 am

I'm proud to stand beside my partner in the Big Bad Squad Car of the Grammar Police. Lock and load, Bulge....there's fuckchops to apprehend....

--Seriously


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
6/14/2006 5:55 am

You posted my post!!!!!!!

I make a comment on 1hots blog, I fall asleep, and in the meantime you write the post I was planning.

THAT is scary.

Can I have my your half of our brain today? I need it for my exam...

XOXO

A


Seriously_Real 49M

6/14/2006 5:57 am

Typo's get no respite from me.

FFS!

Dude....dude....DUDE! Exactly what is it that the typo in question possesses? Because that's the import of the " 's " you used. Or perhaps it is a contraction, as in "Typo is get no respite from me." No, that can't be it either. FFS!

Typos. Not typo's.

Sheesh. I am sorry that I'm going to have to place you on administrative leave pending investigation....

--Seriously


rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
6/14/2006 7:43 am

Laugh, too funny that SR found one and then explained the rule. Thanks for that, it's one that leaves my brain on occasion. It's hard to correct your spelling sometimes Kiwi because you have a different usage of s and z.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


helga_hansen 50F
1987 posts
6/14/2006 11:23 am

Waht are you tyinrg to sgegust? Mbaye my sellpnig cehcekr tihgny ins't wrkoing!!
*click*

Ah, that's much better! I do agree though... I am known as the Nit Picker when it comes to spelling... I waited until the new big boss had been in post 3 or 4 days before I told her she kept making the same spelling mistake in her emails. Talk about going out on a limb!

There's actually a brilliant book you might like to read... they do actually have books down in Hobbitville, don't they? It's called Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, and is marketed as The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.

♥♥HH♥♥


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥


rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
6/14/2006 11:59 am

Spell WHAT?????????????
Fuck who where when the plumber wasn't home??????
Huhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh??????????

The New Zealand Spelling Bee could be an interesting
reason for a vacation in paradise after all has been
checked twice and all of the buttons have been oiled!


Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


imLadyBambi 59M/51F

6/14/2006 1:11 pm

bulging boy,

Too funny.LOL

Lady B.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 2:55 pm

    Quoting Seriously_Real:
    I'm proud to stand beside my partner in the Big Bad Squad Car of the Grammar Police. Lock and load, Bulge....there's fuckchops to apprehend....

    --Seriously
Ok. I'm warming up the barbie now.

Fuckchops... grilled to perfection.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 3:01 pm

    Quoting rm_LilBlondeNZ:
    You posted my post!!!!!!!

    I make a comment on 1hots blog, I fall asleep, and in the meantime you write the post I was planning.

    THAT is scary.

    Can I have my your half of our brain today? I need it for my exam...

    XOXO

    A
You can have whatever you want babe...

Uhhhhhh.....

*drool*

Just put it back when you've finished.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 3:17 pm

    Quoting Seriously_Real:
    Typo's get no respite from me.

    FFS!

    Dude....dude....DUDE! Exactly what is it that the typo in question possesses? Because that's the import of the " 's " you used. Or perhaps it is a contraction, as in "Typo is get no respite from me." No, that can't be it either. FFS!

    Typos. Not typo's.

    Sheesh. I am sorry that I'm going to have to place you on administrative leave pending investigation....

    --Seriously
Yep,

LOL

Thanks for that Chief.

You do know that you shouldn't start a sentence with because tho... right? Or is it just the grammatical structure of your reasoning that seems odd? I'm sure because of the import... would read better.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 3:19 pm

    Quoting rm_DaphneR:
    Laugh, too funny that SR found one and then explained the rule. Thanks for that, it's one that leaves my brain on occasion. It's hard to correct your spelling sometimes Kiwi because you have a different usage of s and z.
LOL

How true Daph,

It's funny as well, cause I was knackered when I was writing that post... and the letters were starting to swim before my eyes.

Still... it proved my point and at least allowed someone to turf some shit my way.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 3:20 pm

    Quoting rm_MariGrrl:
    LOL, so what about intentionally typos (slang). Because if those get under your skin too my writing must really drive ya nuts.

    I'm with you though. The occasional typo doesn't set me off. But, the repeated grammar errors that make comprehension almost impossible.... well, I usually don't even take the time to read those.
You mean intentionAL typos?

I love slang, you'll see it all over my blog. Cause that's the way I write. I write how I speak. Except it's difficult to type stuttering which is something I do all the time.

...and slur, I do that a lot too.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 3:22 pm

    Quoting helga_hansen:
    Waht are you tyinrg to sgegust? Mbaye my sellpnig cehcekr tihgny ins't wrkoing!!
    *click*

    Ah, that's much better! I do agree though... I am known as the Nit Picker when it comes to spelling... I waited until the new big boss had been in post 3 or 4 days before I told her she kept making the same spelling mistake in her emails. Talk about going out on a limb!

    There's actually a brilliant book you might like to read... they do actually have books down in Hobbitville, don't they? It's called Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, and is marketed as The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.

    ♥♥HH♥♥
Books?

Sure... they're the ones with pictures and word balloons right?

Eats, Shoots and Leaves huh?

Sounds like your typical guy to me.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 3:41 pm

    Quoting rm_goddess1946:
    Spell WHAT?????????????
    Fuck who where when the plumber wasn't home??????
    Huhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh??????????

    The New Zealand Spelling Bee could be an interesting
    reason for a vacation in paradise after all has been
    checked twice and all of the buttons have been oiled!
The NZ spelling bee would be a great reason to come for a visit.

As for the WHAT????

You should join us in chat to really understand what the hell this is about.

LOL


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 3:49 pm

Thanks Lady Bambi


rm_mm0206 70F
7767 posts
6/14/2006 4:45 pm

I am phobic about it too...
but if you correct me ...you can bite my butt!

sometimes I rewrite phrases innumerous times to make my poor unedukated brain gloat... and groan.

see.. I am not going to correct that ... no..no...no..I am not...

and who the hell made SR the Spelling Blog Cop...
he has no compassion for
honest mistakes

and I bet me using all the freaking.......................................... drives him up the wall.. sorry Sir... I do have memory pauses.

Bulge you can correct me if you are nice about it...

hugs..............
..m.


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 5:01 pm

    Quoting rm_mm0206:
    I am phobic about it too...
    but if you correct me ...you can bite my butt!

    sometimes I rewrite phrases innumerous times to make my poor unedukated brain gloat... and groan.

    see.. I am not going to correct that ... no..no...no..I am not...

    and who the hell made SR the Spelling Blog Cop...
    he has no compassion for
    honest mistakes

    and I bet me using all the freaking.......................................... drives him up the wall.. sorry Sir... I do have memory pauses.

    Bulge you can correct me if you are nice about it...

    hugs..............
    ..m.
but if you correct me ...you can bite my butt!

I *love* incentive schemes.

LOL


micahbiguns 52M

6/14/2006 7:25 pm

me no spell good! If it wasn't for spell check I would be FUBAR!


impish_pixie 55F
6867 posts
6/14/2006 7:26 pm

As one who has been a frequent "correctee" can I just say, "Guys...FFS...get a life." (I love using "..." have you noticed? But it really is how I talk...(see...sometimes I just have to take a tiny pause.)) (but look...I DID remember to use the double parenth's.)

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 11:31 pm

    Quoting micahbiguns:
    me no spell good! If it wasn't for spell check I would be FUBAR!
Micah,

That's fine, many people don't spell perfectly, but those who don't and fail to utilise the spellcheck utility astound me.

Ok... maybe astound is too strong a word, but it really makes me wonder if they know it's there


bulging_boy 50M

6/14/2006 11:42 pm

    Quoting impish_pixie:
    As one who has been a frequent "correctee" can I just say, "Guys...FFS...get a life." (I love using "..." have you noticed? But it really is how I talk...(see...sometimes I just have to take a tiny pause.)) (but look...I DID remember to use the double parenth's.)
I'm also a... mid sentence pauser.

You have to admit that spelling is important.

When you consider the example of the guy who placed an advert for as many blocks as he could get to build his house, and his surprise when 50 blokes turned up.

Ok... it's fiction, but accuracy is important. While a trivial example, I'm sure Mr Real could furnish you more striking cases with his ultimately discerning profession.

so pfffffft

LOL


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
6/15/2006 3:19 pm

Eats, shoots and leaves.... hehehe


bulging_boy 50M

6/15/2006 3:57 pm

I'm not leaving babe


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
6/15/2006 5:32 pm

    Quoting Seriously_Real:
    I'm proud to stand beside my partner in the Big Bad Squad Car of the Grammar Police. Lock and load, Bulge....there's fuckchops to apprehend....

    --Seriously
and regarding you? We're all praying that the God of Editing fals from the sky and begins blogging soon.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


bulging_boy 50M

6/15/2006 6:48 pm

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    and regarding you? We're all praying that the God of Editing fals from the sky and begins blogging soon.
Rolling On Floor Laughing My Arse Off.

*wham GoE appears*

ROFLMAO Dick. Keep it short and to the point.

LOL


FeistySyn 53F

6/15/2006 8:05 pm

oh get over ur bad self ... FFS

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


rm_Bct2Esi 52M/51F
1375 posts
6/15/2006 9:37 pm

Professor Bulge, when is your next class on "how to use the spell checker?" So us who refuse to use, manage to get you all worked up over our misspelled words, can be taught by the great masterhehehe

Have a great weekend

Hugs, smiles and smooches sweetie


bulging_boy 50M

6/15/2006 11:18 pm

    Quoting FeistySyn:
    oh get over ur bad self ... FFS
Oh I would Feisty,

but my bad self keeps tripping me up.

bastard


bulging_boy 50M

6/15/2006 11:22 pm

    Quoting rm_Bct2Esi:
    Professor Bulge, when is your next class on "how to use the spell checker?" So us who refuse to use, manage to get you all worked up over our misspelled words, can be taught by the great masterhehehe

    Have a great weekend

    Hugs, smiles and smooches sweetie
There are classes running all the time Bct,

either here or at seriously_real


bulging_boy 50M

6/15/2006 11:23 pm

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    and regarding you? We're all praying that the God of Editing fals from the sky and begins blogging soon.
fals?

What the fuck is that?


dieselfumes63 49M
16 posts
6/17/2006 1:56 pm

BBoy,

That's OK, I run into anal retentive types like you every day. People whom judge others by their apearance rather than their substance.

No that I've slammed you, I take it back. Your display of hunility is touching. I hope your new love hook-up goes well!

One final note: Lighten up! Life is far too short to go around cleaning out other people's waste bins!


dieselfumes63 49M
16 posts
6/17/2006 2:03 pm

BBoy,

That's OK, I run into anal-retentive types like you every day: People that judge other people by their appearance, rather than by their substance. Perhaps this suggests your negative self-judgments: You could have been a writer, you could have been a professor, your children get poor grades in English, etc.

Now that I've slammed you, I take it back. Your display of humility is touching. I hope your new love hook-up goes well!

One final note: Lighten up! Life is far too short to go around cleaning out other people's waste bins!

[[[one more time without the typos ha ha ha]]]]


bulging_boy 50M

6/17/2006 4:44 pm

    Quoting dieselfumes63:
    BBoy,

    That's OK, I run into anal-retentive types like you every day: People that judge other people by their appearance, rather than by their substance. Perhaps this suggests your negative self-judgments: You could have been a writer, you could have been a professor, your children get poor grades in English, etc.

    Now that I've slammed you, I take it back. Your display of humility is touching. I hope your new love hook-up goes well!

    One final note: Lighten up! Life is far too short to go around cleaning out other people's waste bins!

    [[[one more time without the typos ha ha ha]]]]
Dude,

I appreciate your taking the slamming back, but it seems that you have misinterpreted the post, and judged me by that without looking further to see what kind of person I am.

This post was a humourous dig at my friends, and myself.

I'm more aware and non judgemental than you give me credit for. I'm also the first one to point out my own mistakes.

Thanks for your well wishes regarding my love. Yep... she's a keeper.


GossipJunkie 41F

6/18/2006 4:39 pm

I enjoyed the post (and the comments). I cringe on occasion at gross misspellings but moreso at the use of "u" instead of "you" or "ur" instead of "your" which I've seen more often than I can count. lol. Thanks for the chuckles.

GJ

GossipJunkie
"Dance like nobody's watching"


bulging_boy 50M

6/18/2006 7:12 pm

    Quoting GossipJunkie:
    I enjoyed the post (and the comments). I cringe on occasion at gross misspellings but moreso at the use of "u" instead of "you" or "ur" instead of "your" which I've seen more often than I can count. lol. Thanks for the chuckles.

    GJ
Hey GJ,

Thanks for stopping by. I love correcting my mates, cause it gets on their tits and always gives us something to laugh about.

Glad I'm not the only one who cringes.


dieselfumes63 49M
16 posts
6/20/2006 8:17 am

    Quoting bulging_boy:
    Dude,

    I appreciate your taking the slamming back, but it seems that you have misinterpreted the post, and judged me by that without looking further to see what kind of person I am.

    This post was a humourous dig at my friends, and myself.

    I'm more aware and non judgemental than you give me credit for. I'm also the first one to point out my own mistakes.

    Thanks for your well wishes regarding my love. Yep... she's a keeper.
BBoy,

I was merely poking fun back at you. Sorry if I rubbed you the wrong way. Here's to life!


bulging_boy 50M

6/20/2006 7:32 pm

    Quoting dieselfumes63:
    BBoy,

    I was merely poking fun back at you. Sorry if I rubbed you the wrong way. Here's to life!
No worries Diesel.

Have a good one.


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