Some Girl Hates Me

Here is   new comment from “renee” on a post from last year about an eBay nemesis:

FIRST OF ALL SHE IS A TALENTED DESIGNER AND DONT YOU WISH YOU HAD THE IDEA FIRST WELL YEAH OF COURSE YOU DO THATS WHY YOUR SO BITTER. INSTEAD OF APPRECIATING HER BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY YOU SPREAD NASTINESS. YOU GO AROUND TALKING TRASH INSTEAD OF HONING INTO POSITIVE THOUGHTS. YOUR PROBABLY A REAL WINNER……. BE MORE AWARE CAUSE MAYBE ONE OF THESE DAYS THE SPIRIT OF THE TIGER MIGHT JUST COME AND BITE YOUR BIG ASS MOUTH….. NOW SHUT IT ALREADY
SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE

Wow! Why is renee so mad?! Why do people who want you to spread love seem so enraged and possibly insane?!

Here’s the problem, as I see it: “You’re” and “your” are not interchangeable. People who can’t get that straight are no good for anything.

Please feel free to register your own grammatical pet peeves, for me or renee, below.

43 Responses to “Some Girl Hates Me”

  1. skye Says:

    I’m assuming Renee is the maker of that jewellery (I vaguely remember the post, were there claws involved somehow?) and it mustn’t be doing too well as she clearly has far too much time on her hands these days.

    I have a dreadful habit of interchanging “its” and “it’s” – I know the difference perfectly well, it’s just some kind of annoying brain fart/typo thing. Makes me ashamed whenever I see that I’ve done it. I’m also a chronic over-punctuater (if such a thing exists), so I’m hardly worthy of the right to air my grammatical grievances, but I would just like to report these abuses of the English language:

    1. The word is “sequins” not “sequence”. Two very, very different things.
    2. Please forum ladies don’t call it “BD” or “Baby Dancing”, just don’t. I like to call it “sex” myself but there are lots of other names you can choose from.
    3. “Loose” and “Lose” aren’t interchangeable either, and whenever I read that someone is “Loosing weight” or “trying to loose weight” I imagine them out in the wilderness attempting to release the weight into its natural habitat.

  2. Alicia Says:

    This isn’t grammatical, but to post a comment like this and end with “spread love not hate” makes me this the person is either schizophrenic/bipolar/a fucking hypocrite. Mental illness I can deal with, but that last one…ugh.

    Renee, you are the WORST!

  3. Vee Says:

    ““You’re” and “your” are not interchangeable. People who can’t get that straight are no good for anything.”

    YES. God, some people do it so often and with such impunity that I wonder if they’re doing it on purpose! How can any person be so willfully stupid as to confuse “you are” with “your”?!

    Your blog makes me so happy.

  4. Vee Says:

    Just for kicks, here is another blog that I’d like to see you someday tear apart in your wonderful way: http://www.bleachblack.com/?p=5356
    The left dingbat has decided to just plain stick to “your” for everything, possessive or conjunctive and everything in between, even in the same sentence. Drives me up the wall…
    Oh, plus, she and Rumi are dear, dear friends.

  5. Make Do Style Says:

    Good grief really merely politely pointing out that someone is a talentless cunt is surely the height of refinement. Is spread love not hate a euphemism for open ones legs and show that you are a **** and/or your ****

  6. Juri Says:

    FIRST OF ALL SHE IS A TALENTED GRAMMARIAN AND DONT YOU WISH THAT YOU COULD USE THEY’RE/THEIR/THERE, WERE/WHERE AND ALL THE OTHER GEMS AS FREELY SHE DOES. OH YEAH OF COURSE YOU DO THAT’S WHY YOUR SO MEAN YOU SHOULD LOOOSE THE NASTINESS AND START SPREADING LOVE, BAD GRAMMAR AND POSITIVE ENERGY IN ALL CAPS INSTEAD. THE SPIRIT OF THE TIGER AND SANTA CLAUS ARE RIDING TO TOWN ON A BIG ASS DRAGON AND THERE MAD!

    PEACE&LOVE

  7. aine Says:

    hey so i am a fan of your blog and read it almost every day and i get that hating is your thing … but i kinda get renee’s point. Renee probably is the designer or maybe a close friend of hers so she probably wasnt so happy that you were actually crowing over the fact that shelly litvak went bankrupt, to the point where you Queen of Grammar misspelt happy. Anyway shelly litvak is a seriously shitty designer and didn’t really deserve any success.
    Oh and vee is right you really will hate bleachblack, although they’re nowhere near as horrendous as Rumi

  8. Bevitron Says:

    If you don’t start spreading some love right soon now you bitter, nasty, trash-talking, big-ass-mouthed, idea-free, non-beautiful-jewelry-appreciating, unaware, stalked-by-tiger-spirit, negative-thought-honing hate monger, I will smash you’re face in alot and punch you’re lights out, to. Haha sea how you like that, bich. <3 <3 <3

    I don’t know why, but for some reason — and I’m sure it’s not even relevant — but for some reason I thought of that phrase that was popular waaay back in the day: Fighting for Peace is like Fucking for Chastity

    Now, what is this “Baby Dancing” thing? That’s a euphemism for the humpty-pumpty now? Jeez, I AM out of touch.

  9. Lisa Says:

    Great post.

    loose/lose/your/you’re/their/there/they’re. It’s just not good enough, think before you write!

    My friends call me the punctuation police. Apostrophes in the wrong places are my biggest pet peeve. Especially photo’s…aargh! Does my fucking head in! 

    And don’t get me started on bad spelling!

  10. minzhi Says:

    bleachblack.com reminds me of Luxirare. But at least Luxirare owns a godamn camera and she cooks rather than just posting up image of her/his to-die-for clothes from other websites that I would never lay my hands on.

  11. Braindance Says:

    My grammar is terriblous, even though I am a librarian, eat books for breakfast, (yep, I do, that is why I poo them back out with terrible sloppy grammar) I am not very good with the rules. My friend calls me her well read dyslexicac. Therefore I shall say nothing, other than I saw this sign and instantly thought of you Sister Wolf.

    http://www.theselby.com/4_12_09_lucy_duffy/images/4_12_09_lucy_DuffyED00837.jpg

    Sorry about the poo talk, I have been hanging out with lots of 5 year olds this morning.

  12. sarah p Says:

    Round these here parts (that would be London Tahn) people consistently confuse ‘specific’ with ‘pacific’.

    As in, “I PACIFICALLY told you not to do that.”

    Oh yeah? Oh yeah, numb-nuts? Peacefully, huh? You PEACEFULLY told me not to? Yeah, or maybe you’re introducing like an oceanic motif here? Is that it? You ‘told me not to’ in a fashion intended to conjure images of far-flung beach-girdled isles, inhabited by dusky maidens wearing coconut shells on their tits? Maybe that’s what you mean?

    Wankers.

    I have so, so much more. The grocer’s apostrophe, for instance.

    BUY YOUR TOMATOE’S here!

    And while we’re at it, grocer, in case you were thinking of emailing me: a fucking semi-colon divides an independent clause from an independent clause, not from a dependent one. For the latter, you require a fucking comma. OK?

    God, I am a geek (but a smug one). Hurrah!

  13. WendyB Says:

    I’m reeling from reading ““Baby Dancing” in Skye’s comment. SERIOUSLY?!?

  14. Lauren Says:

    Oh Geez…what a winner.

    She’s probably a Baptist.

  15. Alline Says:

    As an English teacher living abroad I`ve come across the most embarrassing mispelling cases ever, e.g. I dictated “remain”, student wrote “He-man”, complete with capital letter and hyphen. I just had to ask him where was “She-ha”!

  16. annemarie Says:

    MASSIVE BLOW JOBS FOR BELMULLET

    So ran the headline in a provincial newspaper in Ireland recently. And that is why, my friends, we have produced more Nobel prize winners for literature than any other small nation on this planet.

    Renee is a total cunt but I love grammar mistakes and language failures in general. There would be no poetry without them.

  17. Iheartfashion Says:

    The fact that your hater writes in all caps speaks for itself.
    Thankfully I have never heard the euphemism “baby dancing”!
    I loathe the grocer’s apostrophe too; just the other day I passed up the chance to buy Fresh Peache’s because the sign irked me so much. Some people feel the need to add an apostrophe with any s.

  18. Danielle Says:

    Hahaha! Not that I like anything that Heather from dooce.com writes about…ever…but she did have a good idea when she decided to “monetize the hate”: http://www.dooce.com/hate

  19. daniel Says:

    Not a grammatical thing, just an issue regarding American pronunciation as compared to English or Canadian……Now i realize you Americans get a kick out of the way we northerners say things but when it comes to the name “Collin” as in Collin Powell, Americans pronounce it the wrong way by saying Coe-lin, as in that part of your ass, not Caw-lin, two l’s or one…wrong , wrong…..And for a homophobic party such as the Republicans, you’d think they’d know better, all these people named Dick(which speaks for itself) and Colin

  20. Jill Says:

    What Juri said…

  21. annemarie Says:

    Colon (oscopy ) Powell has bothered me for years. And yep, everyone knows the Republicans are all angry closet-fags

  22. Ann Says:

    I have serious rage for your/you’re and than/then and their/there/they’re. Who doesn’t? Affect/effect bothers me too, but the proper use of that one can be a bit more challenging.

    In a similar vein, I have a friend who insists on saying “supposingly” instead of “supposedly.” I’ve also heard it referred to as “supposably.”

    Above and beyond anything else, what I am most speechless about is the vengeful, mean-spirited tone of renee, who chose to end her vitriolic spew with “SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE.” Get a fucking grip, seriously. The hypocrisy and douchebaggery is astonishing.

  23. daniel Says:

    Incorrect usage of oriented and orientated always pisses me off….and when did it become a sin to refer to someone as “oriental” instead of “Asian”….oh oh oh!…nuclear and “nucular”

  24. Ann Says:

    OH OH OH I forgot one….

    People who say/write “should of” instead of “should have.”

    OK, I’m done now. I should of put that in my first reply. Sorry!

  25. fashion herald Says:

    Baby Dancing? That’s so gross. And grammar needs to be taught in grade schools again.

  26. HelOnWheels Says:

    All the usual suspects of there/their/they’re and then some. And I have to fight a murderous rage when I hear “irregardless”. THERE IS NO SUCH WORD!!!! Maybe I shouldn’t cast stones since I do over-punctuate (I’m a BIG fan of the Oxford comma) and make grammatical mistakes, especially if I don’t check my work. However, English is a second language for me and I get really ticked off when native English speakers make horrible, egregious grammatical mistakes. There are arguments that the “old” rules of grammar should no longer apply because of technological changes to communication and because language must change and adapt if it is to survive. I say bull!

  27. Deni Says:

    I have no fashion sense, no sense of humor, and no sense of correct grammar and punctuation, and I can’t spell to save my life, (so what am I doing on this blog?) but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a pet peeve, and mines is “MINES!” And . . .
    Alot,
    axe instead of ask,
    witch instead of which
    Otherwise, I really can’t throw any stones CAUSE I live in see-through type building that would shatter very easily.
    BTW, the replies have been funny as hell. (Is hell funny? I guess if you’re not there it might be, unless all your friends are there and then it would be!)
    Signed,
    Dyslexic in two languages.
    P.S. What would I do w/o a spellchecker?

  28. hammie Says:

    Specifically and Pacifically make me lie on the ground in the recovery position and groan.
    I do love malaprops though – almost as much as I love you and Skylark.

    oh Daniel – disoriented and disorientated!!! one involves a compass…..

  29. Jillian Says:

    Unnecessary quotation marks are my biggest “pet peeve.”

  30. Chip Smith Says:

    I’ll second the “should of” for “should have” thing. I see this frequently, and it always makes me wince.

    Also, I suppose it’s more a stylistic than grammatical transgression, but the misuse of the term “literally” bothers me:

    http://www.jimgoad.net/index.shtml?thrownunderthebus

  31. dewayne Says:

    i agree with pretty much everyone else, but i have a pet peeve and that is the phrase “pet peeve.” which, one of my friends pointed out to me recently, is probably one of the most ironic things ever. i also despise when people start things by saying “honestly” or “the truth of the matter,” because 99% of the time what follows either of those is a complete load of horse shit. i fully realize none of that was grammar related, but i don’t really care. fuck grammar, and fuck language. murder all the dictionaries!

    that gives me a great idea for a t-shirt. awesome.

  32. Kate Says:

    Of particular annoyance is the confusion of multi-syllabic words that sound similar, like substituting ‘voraciously’ for vicariously. The misuse of complacent/complicit, apostrophes shoved into plurals that are not possessive (“i love monkey’s”), and really rigid sentence structure, as in using “I am/I can/We are” instead of contractions in simple e-mails or comments all suck. It’s/its, you/you’re, etc are all somewhat forgivable negligences unless you’re just looking to bitch someone out. If Renee is demonstratively stupid enough to leave that comment, I’m sure she can’t bother with proper contractions.

  33. Aja Says:

    You’re and your is definintely an annoyance of mine, but I get far more annoyed by people who try to talk about music like they know, when they don’t have an effin’ clue.

  34. Sister Wolf Says:

    Skye – Oh god, Bd means sex?!? How revolting. I also screw up its and it’s.

    Alicia – renee scores a complete zero, doesn’t she?

    Vee – when you’re happy, I’m happy (and see how I got “you’re” right?)

    Make Do – I love your sense of decorum.

    Juri – I LOVE POSITIVE ENERGY

    aline – I misspelled “happy?” It was a typo, in that case, whereas I don’t think “misspelt” is a word, madam. However, you are right about the bleachblack girls, I hate them.

    Bevitron – I’m just not comfortable with having a big ass mouth. At first, I actually thought she was maligning my actual ass! Hahaha!

    Lisa – Yep, the apostrophes are totally out of control.

    Braindance – Aha! You’re a librarian! No wonder you find such beautiful images!

    Sarah P – I would LOVE to hear someone say “pacifically!” It’s so babyish, like “Pasghetti.”

    WendyB- Stop it, we need to expunge it from our memory banks!

    Lauren – I hear Baptist as well! Or maybe a snake handler?

    Alline – Hahahahaha!

    annemarie – I know what you mean, but renee will never provide that kind of poetry. Unless you like “big ass mouth.”

    Iheartfashion – I wish I had as much integrity when confronted with peaches!

    Danielle – Shit. Now I’m mad at that Heather person.

    daniel – YES, I started thinking of him as Colon Cancer Powell!

    Jill – You can never go wrong with Juri.

    Ann – I LOVE “supposably!” I wish I knew more people who say that. I also love “commentate.”

    daniel – Just say oriental if you want. I will follow your lead.

    Ann – And “would of!”

    fashion herald – Definitely.

    HelOnWHeels – I also say bull, even bullshit! Your English is excellent, just saying.

    Deni – I still love “axe.” Maybe I don’t get to hear it enough?

    hammie – A good malaprop is a thing of beauty, agreed.

    Jillian – “really?”

    Chip Smith – God, I have argued for the correct usage of literally until it nearly came to blows. I totally feel your pain on this one.

    dewayne – I HATE “honestly” and “to be honest!” HATE IT.

    Kate – How about people who confuse imply with infer? That one is pretty popular. Are they trying to annoy us on purpose??

    Aja – You mean, like when they’re rudy whatshisname?

  35. JK Says:

    Well HelOnWheels, since we’ve always loved the other:

    (yes I know colon putter downer of others (kinda sing same) independent clauses and all that – however like you, I get pissed at mis-placd apostrophes – so; (hee hee haw)

    C’mon, let’s all sing together, “Tuts My Barreh.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7oGx2dImE8

  36. Aja Says:

    Bingo! Shit, I’m that transparent? :)

  37. Bex Says:

    You are brilliant!

  38. Andra Says:

    Nobody seems to know the difference between WHO and THAT any more … e.g. the man that did something.
    Nobody understands the difference between lie, lay and laid. This annoys me intensely.
    I am old and grumpy but have a very good command of the English language, due to correct English spoken in my home and excellent teachers (in Adelaide, Australia).
    I think it is pretty much a lost cause now what with the rap music people and everybody wanting to talk as if they come from the slums, even if they know better.
    I am also a stickler for apostrophes … you see so many signs along the lines of …. Apples Oranges Potatoe’s. Why do people think only certain nouns deserve an apostrophe when working with more than one? Strange, very strange.
    Andra

  39. hoochiegucci Says:

    I’m always amazed how people can manage to confuse to and too

  40. Andra Says:

    Me too hoochiegucci. So much to and too and lose and loose. It is quite confusing when one is reading. Have to go back and read it a couple of times to find out what the f*#@ they are talking out.
    Makes my poor old head hurt.

  41. jennine Says:

    there are alot of nuts on ebay… it’s one of the reaons why i’m afraid to post about the site anymore.

  42. Mark Says:

    I love Juri.

  43. TheShoeGirl Says:

    I am a self-appointed grammar police officer and I find it astounding that these “types” of people are always mixing up “there” and “they’re”, and “your” and “you’re”.
    So embarrassing.

    Weres the good english at? ;)

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