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performed live for her birthday?  *squee!*  And isn't the timing just utterly perfect?  I will be taking notes!

I was going to get tickets to this, but then I saw the typo.



So instead I'll be attending this concert.  It's not Bartok, but it is a string quartet, so I'm definitely keeping it all in the 'you can imagine' family.  :0)
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performed live for her birthday?  *squee!*  And isn't the timing just utterly perfect?  I will be taking notes!

I was going to get tickets to this, but then I saw the typo.



So instead I'll be attending this concert.  It's not Bartok, but it is a string quartet, so I'm definitely keeping it all in the 'you can imagine' family.  :0)
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Sigh.

So, there hasn't been much afoot in the travelling lemon game recently. An Australian lemon popped its head up but hasn't been heard from again, so that's something to be cheerful about (especially considering Arthur's heritage, accent abilities and professional sportsman prospects). But aside from a nibbles tray in CA, sightings have been down. This is mainly due to the drying up of my local sources, and [livejournal.com profile] f_m_r_l has been diligently attempting to help me out with this.

It turns out that you can - relatively cheaply considering what a small bag of artificial lemons will run you - get people to put any text you like onto a yellow mini football (of the american variety) which looks near enough to our favourite citrus fruit to make up for the fact that it may also feature a small amount of stitching detail. Also, this would mean that all I would have to do is add the individual citrus # - much less work!

Upon informing [livejournal.com profile] f_m_r_l of this fact and congratulating her upon her genius, I commenced to price check. I found a nice, friendly-looking site which was easy to use, had a good price, and has an online ordering process. Eureka!, I observed in my own head.

Then

I

saw

it.

guh

Now, I know it is possible that they're being cute.

BUT I DON'T CARE.

Don't be cute about grammar or spelling.  Just don't.

I get it wrong sometimes; possibly a lot of the time.  But I'm getting it wrong because somehow it sounds right when I read it (also technology has not corrected me) and if the fact that I have gotten it wrong is pointed out to me I will fix it to the best of my ability.  I am never, ever getting grammar wrong on purpose, cute or not.

The beat, as well as the search for the perfect artificial lemon, goes on.

Peace out.
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Sigh.

So, there hasn't been much afoot in the travelling lemon game recently. An Australian lemon popped its head up but hasn't been heard from again, so that's something to be cheerful about (especially considering Arthur's heritage, accent abilities and professional sportsman prospects). But aside from a nibbles tray in CA, sightings have been down. This is mainly due to the drying up of my local sources, and [livejournal.com profile] f_m_r_l has been diligently attempting to help me out with this.

It turns out that you can - relatively cheaply considering what a small bag of artificial lemons will run you - get people to put any text you like onto a yellow mini football (of the american variety) which looks near enough to our favourite citrus fruit to make up for the fact that it may also feature a small amount of stitching detail. Also, this would mean that all I would have to do is add the individual citrus # - much less work!

Upon informing [livejournal.com profile] f_m_r_l of this fact and congratulating her upon her genius, I commenced to price check. I found a nice, friendly-looking site which was easy to use, had a good price, and has an online ordering process. Eureka!, I observed in my own head.

Then

I

saw

it.

guh

Now, I know it is possible that they're being cute.

BUT I DON'T CARE.

Don't be cute about grammar or spelling.  Just don't.

I get it wrong sometimes; possibly a lot of the time.  But I'm getting it wrong because somehow it sounds right when I read it (also technology has not corrected me) and if the fact that I have gotten it wrong is pointed out to me I will fix it to the best of my ability.  I am never, ever getting grammar wrong on purpose, cute or not.

The beat, as well as the search for the perfect artificial lemon, goes on.

Peace out.

Spelling

Mar. 15th, 2012 11:24 pm
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I'm not claiming I'm fantastic or fool-proof, but I'm good at spelling words fairly instinctively at this point in my life - watch me post this entry with some ridiculous error, that would teach me - but I have this entry popping up near the top of my friends page telling me that this person thinks 'mutany' - this is the subject line of a post featuring a vintage ad dealing with Pepsi vs. Coke back in the day - is going to effectively fuel whatever feud this comm is having with LJ.  The ad has some unhappy dude in a lifeboat who I presume is the unlucky captain who has been 'mutanied' against bemoaning their lack of coca cola.  Well, I caught this a couple hours ago, and I was the first comment - Sorry, but you've spelled mutiny wrong. - well, refreshing before I turn in for the night, a quick breather from writing, there are two more comments - Oh, I think, cool.  They've fixed it and we're all good.  Nope.  Two completely unrelated comments, neither of which mention this blatant misspelling.  Why does no one care?  Why?  I understand that the English language is in constant flux and that Shakespeare spelled things differently than I do.  I still consider that this is a very different thing and I long for people to care about fixing typos, whether they are caused by accident or ignorance.

Spelling

Mar. 15th, 2012 11:24 pm
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I'm not claiming I'm fantastic or fool-proof, but I'm good at spelling words fairly instinctively at this point in my life - watch me post this entry with some ridiculous error, that would teach me - but I have this entry popping up near the top of my friends page telling me that this person thinks 'mutany' - this is the subject line of a post featuring a vintage ad dealing with Pepsi vs. Coke back in the day - is going to effectively fuel whatever feud this comm is having with LJ.  The ad has some unhappy dude in a lifeboat who I presume is the unlucky captain who has been 'mutanied' against bemoaning their lack of coca cola.  Well, I caught this a couple hours ago, and I was the first comment - Sorry, but you've spelled mutiny wrong. - well, refreshing before I turn in for the night, a quick breather from writing, there are two more comments - Oh, I think, cool.  They've fixed it and we're all good.  Nope.  Two completely unrelated comments, neither of which mention this blatant misspelling.  Why does no one care?  Why?  I understand that the English language is in constant flux and that Shakespeare spelled things differently than I do.  I still consider that this is a very different thing and I long for people to care about fixing typos, whether they are caused by accident or ignorance.

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