Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Quickie - It's not just Spice anymore

Remember when Spice was struggling with the truth that "Stuff White People Like" applied to people exactly like her?

Yeah, well with the latest post I've come to realize that it applies just as much to me. I'm *so* that guy. In every detail - I can't stand when people use the wrong form of their/they're/there and take great delight in spotting grammar errors in major publications*.

I guess this means I'm white. Quite the realization since my ethnicity is normally so hard to detect what with my milky-pale skin and my occasional upper-midwest accent...

Solidarity, Spice-Sister!

* Hell, even minor ones.

3 comments:

Spice said...

Woo!! Whiteness!!

Rock on, fellow pasty one!

towwas said...

Lemme tell ya, this: "In fact, one of the greatest joys a white person can experience is to catch a grammar mistake in a major publication. Finding one allows a white person to believe that they are better than the writer and the publication since they would have caught the mistake." So true. And they have no problem letting you know in their letters.

Spice said...

When my students did an exit poll in the spring, one of the local bitchy old people wrote in a grammar correction on her survey!!!

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