Random Thursday: Words, werds (,) and wurds

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.



Typoison Pen


“The Tall-Tailed Hart” went through three editors before languishing in the pipeline at Playboy.



Grammar Danger

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!)


Acceptable Misokkubg

Acceptable misokkubgIf somebody misses every single comma and apostrophe
in an otherwise thought-provoking comment about spelling mishaps
in a keyboard-driven society,
we snerk.

Big time.


Walken on Commas


Walken Comma

 Commas and apostrophes: the stalagmites and stalactites of the grammar cave ecosystem.

(Thanks, Cornelia!)


Use your words hook

And your bassoon.

(Thanks, Lisa!  This is awesome!)


14 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Words, werds (,) and wurds

  1. 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?

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