Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.
‘Cause we all wanna write right ‘n tight.
“The Tall-Tailed Hart” went through three editors before languishing in the pipeline at Playboy.
Is vocabulary comprehension and communication of meaning
more important that correct spelling?
Discuss amongst yourselves.
Because that prominent vein in my forehead just burst.
(Thanks a lot, Vonnie . . . )
I know you’ve probably seen this already.
So what? It’s Weird Al.
(Thanks, Cristina—you were right!)
If somebody misses every single comma and apostrophe
in an otherwise thought-provoking comment about spelling mishaps
in a keyboard-driven society,
Walken on Commas
Commas and apostrophes: the stalagmites and stalactites of the grammar cave ecosystem.
And your bassoon.
(Thanks, Lisa! This is awesome!)
14 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Words, werds (,) and wurds”
The Word Crimes video can definitely be watched more than once or twice. 😀
Have you seen the other new ones? Every earworm of the past few years is on that album.
I’ve seen the ones he’s released each day, but this one is so far my favorite. I don’t listen to a lot of pop music stations, so none of the song so far are familiar–still, it’s Weird Al. What more could you ask for?
I’m not sure how many pop stations would have Weird Al in their regular playlists, but I’d listen to that station!
I don’t think too many stations do have Weird Al–I meant the original earworms you mentioned, from which the parodies come. 😛
Ah. Sorry. You’re right, of course.
I cursed him for “Handy”—I’d finally purged the original after a solid week. 🙂
Now you have better lyrics stuck in your head, at least?
For a given value of better, sure. 🙂
There is just too much to love here!
I love the Walken comma. I, too, look at the keyboard when I spot a typo. And I have been a fan of “Weird Al” since he first popped onto the scene with hist first, self-titled album in 1981.
Oh, and I also prefer ramen to ravens.
In short, your post is perfect. Have a cookie.
Cookie! \o/ Thanks, Mike!
When I was growing up, the only time you could hear Weird Al on the radio was during the Doctor Demento Show that aired really late on weekends. After lights out, I’d put on my huge Star Wars canister radio headphones and try to stay awake until midnight . . .
I’ve never tried to boil a raven. Do they come with flavor packets, too?
The Ramen! Bwah-hahaha…
Quoth the Ramen, “Boil before.”
Now there’s a contest just waiting to happen!
Hmmm . . . 😀