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2013-05-24 08:15:57 AM
I read it fine, as I also hate apostrophes.
 
2013-05-24 08:20:49 AM
What Bothers Me More Than That Is Capitalizing Every Farking Word In The Sentence.
 
2013-05-24 08:26:46 AM
HOLY SHIAT HERE COMES AN S
 
2013-05-24 08:33:39 AM

Walker: I read it fine, as I also hate apostrophes.


Why? What did apostrophes ever do to you?
 
2013-05-24 08:39:33 AM
Sorry subby, that is not  nearly as annoying as people who think that pluralizing a word requires an apostrophe.
 
2013-05-24 08:41:40 AM
Never date an apostrophe. They're often possessive.
 
2013-05-24 08:43:18 AM
Either way Bobs gonna be pissed
 
2013-05-24 08:54:36 AM
Well think about it.
 
2013-05-24 09:07:47 AM
Subby should have put an apostrophe before "Em".
 
2013-05-24 09:10:59 AM
I don't like it.  It will inhibit one's ability to type in Cockney.

/ 'ello gov'na!
 
2013-05-24 09:21:37 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Either way Bobs gonna be pissed


www.angryflower.com
 
2013-05-24 09:25:06 AM

Cythraul: Walker: I read it fine, as I also hate apostrophes.

Why? What did apostrophes ever do to you?


Well OK, I don't hate them as much as I hate semicolons. I refuse to even use those.
 
2013-05-24 09:27:04 AM

nekom: What Bothers Me More Than That Is Capitalizing Every Farking Word In The Sentence.


~~~LoL i CaN tHiNk Of SoMeThInG mOrE aNnOyInG oMg~~~~
 
2013-05-24 09:27:39 AM
At the tone, the time will be 7:30 OF THE CLOCK.

/gross
 
2013-05-24 09:27:59 AM
Let's Get Rid of Apostrophe's. We Don't Nee'd 'Em.

FTFS.
 
2013-05-24 09:28:10 AM
I dont get it. Whats the problem?
 
2013-05-24 09:28:11 AM

xenophon10k: Sorry subby, that is not  nearly as annoying as people who think that pluralizing a word requires an apostrophe.


Ooooh, if you want it to be possessive, it's just "its", but if you want it to be a contraction, then it's "it apostrophe s"! Scalawag.

Any article that calls for the end of a certain type of grammatical rule or punctuation only reinforces the point that they're idiots.
 
2013-05-24 09:30:02 AM
Lets eat Grandma
 
2013-05-24 09:30:11 AM
It's time to end the war on apostrophes...

We don't need them.
 
2013-05-24 09:30:26 AM
Still sobering up so I was able to read it fine.
 
2013-05-24 09:30:32 AM
Nope.  Not twitching.

\linguist
 
2013-05-24 09:30:57 AM
Let's G'et Ri'd o'f 'Apos'tr'o'ph'es. We' Don't N'ee'd E'm.

Is that better?
 
2013-05-24 09:32:20 AM

AngryPanda: Any article that calls for the end of a certain type of grammatical rule or punctuation only reinforces the point that they're idiots.


Unless it's to end the rule that prohibits terminating prepositions (because English is not Latin)
 
2013-05-24 09:33:36 AM
some cunning linguist submitted this, right?
 
2013-05-24 09:34:35 AM
lets just get rid uv all punkchuashun and capitulz and spell evrything fonetikly frum now on
 
2013-05-24 09:35:39 AM
bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-05-24 09:35:55 AM

Sybarite: Never date an apostrophe. They're often possessive.


Where'd you hear that? Some atom?
 
2013-05-24 09:36:14 AM

scottydoesntknow: jehovahs witness protection: Either way Bobs gonna be pissed

[www.angryflower.com image 600x331]


Even more relevant:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-24 09:36:41 AM

Skarekrough: Lets eat Grandma


Proving commas are important.
 
2013-05-24 09:36:47 AM
www.zappa.comwww.zappa.com

?
 
2013-05-24 09:37:13 AM
Troll Article about how apostrophes are not necessary but uses apostrophes dozen's of times,
 
2013-05-24 09:38:31 AM
I read the headline just fine as well.
I disagree with BOBs third incorrect' use'age:

3.Use an apostrophy whenever you want!

Even though CD, MP3, Decades, and so many other things don't need apostrophys, they look better and are often clearer to read as

CD's, MP3's, 80's.

And the It's / Its thing it stupid.  "It is" is the contraction that gets us It's, but Its is supposed to be for the possesive, while all other possisives are Bob's or Cat's.

/not saying I don't understand the rules, just saying we should be allowed to make shiat up whenever we want.
//does not apply to journalists and technical writers
 
2013-05-24 09:39:07 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: lets just get rid uv all punkchuashun and capitulz and spell evrything fonetikly frum now on


Approves of this idea
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2013-05-24 09:40:58 AM

Jacob_Roberson: Pants full of macaroni!!: lets just get rid uv all punkchuashun and capitulz and spell evrything fonetikly frum now on

Approves of this idea
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Carthage?  Mongols?  Timurids?

/come on Sept 3!
 
2013-05-24 09:42:54 AM
Hey hey guys come on! We'll colonize space with 3D printers in private spaceships next week! Can I stay now?
 
2013-05-24 09:43:26 AM

Snapper Carr: AngryPanda: Any article that calls for the end of a certain type of grammatical rule or punctuation only reinforces the point that they're idiots.

Unless it's to end the rule that prohibits terminating prepositions (because English is not Latin)


The funny thing about that is when I was in college (like 5 years ago) they taught us that that particular rule was dead. The most grammar I ever learned was not in grade school, it was in college.
 
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2013-05-24 09:43:27 AM
Wait whats an apostrophe Do you mean an Up-Comma.
 
2013-05-24 09:43:40 AM

abb3w: Well think about it.


Ill think about it too.
 
2013-05-24 09:45:23 AM

croesius: [www.zappa.com image 150x213][www.zappa.com image 150x213]

?


Seriously, it's the crux of the biscuit.
 
2013-05-24 09:47:32 AM

AngryPanda: xenophon10k: Sorry subby, that is not  nearly as annoying as people who think that pluralizing a word requires an apostrophe.

Ooooh, if you want it to be possessive, it's just "its", but if you want it to be a contraction, then it's "it apostrophe s"! Scalawag.

Any article that calls for the end of a certain type of grammatical rule or punctuation only reinforces the point that they're idiots.


Shouldn't you be at lunch?  I heard AngryPandas eat, shoots, and leaves.
 
2013-05-24 09:49:01 AM
As a trade off, can we start using ~ more? Look at how festive it is! ~!
 
2013-05-24 09:50:59 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-24 09:53:17 AM

GypsyJoker: Nope.  Not twitching.

\linguist


Are you cunning?
 
2013-05-24 09:54:09 AM

Walker: Cythraul: Walker: I read it fine, as I also hate apostrophes.

Why? What did apostrophes ever do to you?

Well OK, I don't hate them as much as I hate semicolons. I refuse to even use those.


Apostrophes are great; semicolons are even better.
 
2013-05-24 09:54:50 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Hey hey guys come on! We'll colonize space with 3D printers in private spaceships next week! Can I stay now?


QA, can I have a word with you in my office?
 
2013-05-24 09:56:13 AM
Sadly, it's completely irrelevant, as that headline was still far more intelligible than nearly anything that gets posted on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, news media websites, or pretty much anywhere large numbers of people can type comments freely mash the keyboard with their ham-fists.
 
2013-05-24 09:59:31 AM

Dave and the Mission: AngryPanda: xenophon10k: Sorry subby, that is not  nearly as annoying as people who think that pluralizing a word requires an apostrophe.

Ooooh, if you want it to be possessive, it's just "its", but if you want it to be a contraction, then it's "it apostrophe s"! Scalawag.

Any article that calls for the end of a certain type of grammatical rule or punctuation only reinforces the point that they're idiots.

Shouldn't you be at lunch?  I heard AngryPandas eat, shoots, and leaves.


:D
 
2013-05-24 10:00:12 AM
My  girlfriend's daughter writes everything with no punctuation or sentence breaks, etc.  It's so tiring to read, and ultimately unrewarding, that I just don't bother.
 
2013-05-24 10:05:06 AM
www.dudelol.com

img508.imageshack.us

old and tiresome - it's fark not your eighth grade thesis paper - go hang out at the OWL if you feel unclean.
 
2013-05-24 10:07:16 AM
Slate exists to troll random groups for pagehits, what do you expect? If this gets a lot of hits, they'll have a followup.

That said, there's obviously no point in having an apostrophe - or even most vowels - if you can puzzle out the pronunciation of a word. You've all seen the experiments where you can read words that have most of their letters replaced by random alternates. What they do is break up words to create an easily identifiable visual pattern that lets you read more quickly, like many of our quirky little written semantics, something the article never touched on. That's why you read Youtube comments more slowly than Fark comments. (Well, your brain goes into shock and core dumps the first few attempts, too.)

Remove apostrophes, reading slows down. Like having a few beers, bad writing makes you dumber.
 
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