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Friday, June 04, 2010

Red Marker Blogathon


After Sue announced the red marker blogathon , I could not able to remember a single thing that I would like to write about. However I promised Sue I would revert back to her soon.
Anyways, this post is up as now I can able to remember the usage errors that get my goat.
Myself, ITW has come to discuss about Red Marker Blogathon.
Can I talk about it now?
Yes offcourse you can but you may not.
What? Please repeat again.
Let me desert you for a moment and get some deserts.
You have seen ferocious loins in the joo in zoon?
Come home and I will show you my ferocious dog who will literally pounce on you, lick your face and push you to the ground.
Oh, if I would have known about your fear of dogs, I would have kept him tied up, instead of allowing him to literally jump on you.
Both participants did well. They were neck to neck with each other

CORRECTED COPY
I could not remember a single thing I that would like to write about.
Or
I was unable to remember a single thing that I would like to write about. However I promised Sue I would revert to her soon. (the back in revert back is redundant)
Anyway, this post is up as now I can remember the usage errors that get my goat. (can is redundant.)
Myself, ITW has come to discuss the Red Marker Blogathon. (Oh, this just gets my goat.. Why say the Myself or about)
May I talk about it now? (Yes I am one off those can and may brigade)
Yes offcourse you can but you may not.
What? Please repeat again. (again ko maaro goli... just say repeat)

Let me desert you for a moment and get some desserts. (It is pronounced Dizerts)
Have you seen ferocious lions in the zoo in june? (Now if you can say Joo, why can't you say June or If you can say Zoon, why can't you say Zoo?)
Come home and I will show you my ferocious dog who will pounce on you, lick your face and push you to the ground. (If he actually pounces on you, then why are you saying literally?)
Oh, if I had known about your fear of dogs, I would have kept him tied up, instead of allowing him to jump on you. (It was not literally, it was actually....)
Both participants did well. They were neck and neck with each other (One more time I catch you saying neck to neck, I am going to just go for the err. jugular)

Edited to add- There are 2 deliberate errors in the post- Latha has spotted one. There is another one - look for it!

10 comments:

PV said...

A pleyyar to read at leyyar

aka

A pleasure to read at leisure

Sue said...

Myself, Madam Itchy, am very happy with your participation. Thanking you kindly for prompt revert backing.

I am remaining ever your,
Madam Sue

Anonymous said...

Nice post.

And if I may suggest a correction - its "of course" and not "off course"..

- Latha

Anonymous said...

I think it is very unfair to judge people based on how they speak/know/write/type english. It is after all just another language.

-Gayatri

arbitthoughts said...

I did not know about the neck and neck phrase !

Thanks Itchy :)

Sue said...

Gayatri -- I started this blogathon not to make fun of people who can't speak perfect English (or Tamil or Bengali or whatever.)

The idea is to air pet peeves and explain the correct usage so that people who are keen to learn have access to this knowledge. If this is done through a funny post, at least everybody has more fun this way.

That is why you'll notice nobody is speaking of particular people making particular mistakes. Not all of us mind the same mistakes either.

Itchingtowrite said...

Deliberate Latha... deliberate... which is why it was typed as a single word not two words- so that it is a little obvious. But probably most of the regular readers would have thought it was one of my many typos!
So anyway (without the extra s)
Prize awarded to Latha for being the only one really reading!!! What say Sue?

@ Gayatri- we are not making fun gayatri... we are pointing out errors and correcting them too as Sue explained.I would take it as a resource pool.

Sue said...

LOL Sure, why not. No idea what to give for a prize though.

Itchingtowrite said...

Sue- LOL- prize will be literally given!!!

Dewdrop said...

Hey, I really enjoyed reading this. Quite informative too :)