28 Responses to “Consider yourself warned…”

  1. Michelle September 30, 2007 at 8:23 PM #

    Well… at least she thought your website was cute! :hide:

    I think even with the warning it’s safe to say I’ll be back. I’m sure others will too. I come for the content, not to peruse the grammar and punctation.

  2. Erin September 30, 2007 at 8:28 PM #


    I “heat” you, Angie. Let’s do drinks soon! :boobie:

    Oh, and that “Expert Editor” person… she’s a :fuckwit:

  3. Trish September 30, 2007 at 8:30 PM #

    :clap: Bravo! I think this blog post was the “high road”. You could have told her to kiss your ass :wiggle: Oh, wait I mean your gluteus maximus ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Libby September 30, 2007 at 8:44 PM #

    Awwww how sweet of Princess Punctuation to stop by and help you out. She shouldn’t have! She really, really shouldn’t have!

    All things considered, I’m declining the advice and I’m sticking it out for the long haul. I :heart: your blog, misspellings, grammatical errors, and all! :bat:

  5. Marly September 30, 2007 at 8:51 PM #

    Written with style and grace… I’m still proud of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Tamara September 30, 2007 at 8:54 PM #

    I agree with Michele’s comment on content. Like you say at Samhain, it’s all about the story. If editors dumped writers over spelling errors and grammar mistakes, Fitzgerald would never have been published and that would’ve been a crime against humanity.

    Poo for “Marilyn”, if that’s her real name. She can’t has cheezburger!

  7. Terri September 30, 2007 at 9:15 PM #

    Some people can be so anal…

    I will have to buy you a drink at RT now just in case I feel the urge to correct you. By the way I use the Spell Check in my Google tool bar on the blogs works pretty damn good ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lauren September 30, 2007 at 10:49 PM #

    What can you say really? I don’t know if I can imagine the time and energy it takes to swan around the internet policing grammar. But well, I have, um, a life. Oh and an editor who kicks ass.

    I am torn between the urge to stick out my tongue and snicker. In those cases, I generally go with snickering

  9. Kat September 30, 2007 at 11:33 PM #

    She was a tool. And wrong.

  10. Laura October 1, 2007 at 7:32 AM #

    You must have turned her down for a job.

  11. Christine d'Abo October 1, 2007 at 7:52 AM #

    Wow…I know for a fact there are tons of errors on my blog. I try to catch them all, but I know it doesn’t happen.

    I just hope she isn’t an author :whip2:

  12. Lesley October 1, 2007 at 7:57 AM #

    I agree with Laura. I’ll bet she was one of the many who applied for those editor positions, and it’s just sour grapes. I always end up with the strangest errors in my blog posts. Why? Lack of attention. I agree. It’s just a blog. If I had to worry about grammar in it as much as I do in my writing I wouldn’t do it! I’d be much to worried and obsessed about mistakes.

    I’ll take your blog with the occasional grammatical error over a stick up the booty blog with perfect sentence diagramming any day!

  13. Jaci Burton October 1, 2007 at 8:19 AM #

    We’re supposed to spell check our blog posts?


    Isn’t it bad enough I have to do that with my books? :giggle:

    Who has time to police blog posts? Geez. Someone needs a life.

  14. Rhea October 1, 2007 at 9:17 AM #

    She’s a :loser: . That’s all I have to say!

  15. you know who October 1, 2007 at 10:22 AM #

    And the moral of the story…



  16. Angie October 1, 2007 at 12:11 PM #

    Hee. Shannon told me this morning I used the wrong form of discrete. Should be discreet. She wanted to know if SHE got a cookie. :wiggle:

    And I’m glad to know I haven’t lost all my blog readers. I’d be lonely ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Honey, you were just dying to leave that troll comment, weren’t you?

  17. Shannon October 1, 2007 at 1:14 PM #

    I can haz cookie now?


  18. ilona andrews October 1, 2007 at 3:00 PM #

    Can we be pungent?


  19. RG October 1, 2007 at 3:50 PM #

    Haven’t been blogging much for a while and popped in to find this.
    LOL that is ridiculous- :wiggle:

    PS Hubby and I FINALLY watched that Pirate movie you recommended a while back Thanks :giggle:

  20. Angie October 1, 2007 at 3:56 PM #

    Ohh, you did? Did you “like” it? Isn’t the humor too campy and fun, so you can’t help but laugh and think it’s kind of good? See, hope my husband doesn’t read this, now he’ll want to pop it in *smirk* :giggle:

  21. you know who October 1, 2007 at 4:58 PM #

    Be careful with your grammar there. It has a double entendre that you might have missed.


  22. you know who October 1, 2007 at 5:00 PM #

    Oh, in case I confused anyone:


    (dub-uhl-ahn-TAHN-druh; dooh-blahnn-TAHNN-druh) A word or expression that has two different meanings (in French, double-entendre means โ€œdouble meaningโ€), one of which is often bawdy or indelicate. A double-entendre is found in this sentence: โ€œA nudist camp is simply a place where men and women meet to air their differences.โ€

  23. RG October 1, 2007 at 7:46 PM #

    Okay now that is just funny.

  24. Angie October 1, 2007 at 7:52 PM #

    To be clear, the dubl-en-tahn-druh was on purpose, just for my husband ‘cuz I know he’s a perv like that :bat:

  25. Bev Stephans October 2, 2007 at 3:09 AM #

    I agree with the above! You probably turned her down for a job! Since she wants to police the grammar, she would probably start policing the content. All of the books would be fit for 5 year olds but grammatically correct.

  26. Lesley October 3, 2007 at 11:24 AM #

    *thinks she knows the pirate movie being referred to because her hubby made her rent it* :muahaha:

  27. Lauren Dane October 3, 2007 at 1:51 PM #

    Hey, we own that Pirate movie, LOL! I thought it was pretty funny in parts. Although the lit candle scene? Ew.

  28. Robin October 6, 2007 at 9:54 PM #

    I struggle with the correctness thing all the time. In my professional writing, I’m extremely anal about proper grammar, spelling, word choices, etc. Because I do really think that professional writing should reflect a high level of conscientiousness about those things. But in my online commenting, blogging, and reviewing, I’m much more casual, and while that so often feels like a betrayal of my own training, I’m too damn lazy to spend even MORE time making it perfect. And sometimes my own personal blogging bar is set just a few notches above illiterate.

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