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Online Punctuation and Usage Guide: Strong Language Warning


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  • flannelputz December 12, 2019, 9:00 AM

    Somebody prolly needs switched to decaf, numsayn?

  • jwm December 12, 2019, 9:35 AM

    So it’s pic’s, not pics or pix.

  • Dennis C Wright December 12, 2019, 10:10 AM

    Should it not be: “You heard right, cuntbag; the space goes after the fucking comma, not in front?”

    I was taught that a semi-colon, not a comma, separates two complete sentences when joined together. Maybe I recall incorrectly; but, that is how it was explained to me. Heavens, me. Here I am being a fucking grammar-Nazi, after all of these many years.

  • james wilson December 12, 2019, 10:59 AM

    Your correct, Dennis.

  • jwm December 12, 2019, 11:21 AM

    Semi-colons are half-assed.


  • OneGuy December 12, 2019, 11:34 AM


  • James ONeil December 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

    I did like the ‘semi-colons are half-assed’, as they are half assed, it made me think colons are two faced, or maybe the opposite of two faced, perhaps two bottomed, but grammar, gender and bodily parts and functions are rather mixed up these days anyway but none the less, once in a while, OK, seldom but, the language is used to pass along useful information (not in this posting, obviously), oh, and by the way, the reason for this rambling, rumbling, lumbering run on sentence, full of sound and curry, devoid of contentment, is, of coarse, that no matter what they say, real men don’t have, or use periods

  • Jewel December 12, 2019, 2:02 PM

    Is there such a thing as a semi-colonscopy? Because the rage font guy writes as though he needs one.

  • jwm December 12, 2019, 4:36 PM

    Most pronouns should have stayed amateurs.


  • Jack December 12, 2019, 5:19 PM

    Articles on punctuation and grammar often enough lead me back to the dialogue in Slingblade. That script is majestic and I have favorite sections. One, in particular is the scene in which (psychopathic) Morris recites his new song “The Thrill” and then he and Terrance contest the punctuation of the verse:

    I don’t think that’s right. I believe the “Dot Dot Dot” come between “Medula” and “Oblongota”.

    Well it did!

    The dots are where I say they are. Melody and tune, that’s your trade, Terence.

    Shortly thereafter, an enraged Doyle Hargrove throws all of his hangers on out of Linda’s house and Terrance, in a wheel chair, is slammed into a door.

  • RigelDog December 12, 2019, 7:33 PM

    Got a good chuckle out of the apostrophe: It doesn’t mean “look out, here comes an S!”

  • Lynne December 12, 2019, 8:00 PM

    I absolutely love this! I confess to being a language/spelling Nazi. However, can’t post it to Facebook for fear of well, whatever! It aggravates me beyond belief when I see stupid spelling/grammar errors.

  • Alexandria Dumas December 12, 2019, 8:14 PM

    Love this. Reminds me of The Ultimate Flame, remember?:


    You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, you couldn’t pour water out of a boot with instructions printed on the heel. You are a canker, an open wound. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you. You took your last vacation in the Islets of Langerhans.

    You’re a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, and a weasel. I take that back; you are a festering pustule on a weasel’s rump. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.

    I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. You are a technicolor yawn. And did I mention that you smell?

    You are a squeaking rat, a mistake of nature and a heavy-metal bagpipe player. You were not born. You were hatched into an unwilling world that rejects the likes of you. You didn’t crawl out of a normal egg, either, but rather a mutant maggot egg rejected by an evil scientist as being below his low standards. Your alleged parents abandoned you at birth and then died of shame in recognition of what they had done to an unsuspecting world. They were a bit late.

    Try to edit your responses of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it ever so much more rapidly. If cluelessness were crude oil, your scalp would be crawling with caribou.

    You are a thick-headed trog. I have seen skeet with more sense than you have. You are a few bricks short of a full load, a few cards short of a full deck, a few bytes short of a full core dump, and a few chromosomes short of a full human. Worse than that, you top-post. God created houseflies, cockroaches, maggots, mosquitos, fleas, ticks, slugs, leeches, and intestinal parasites, then he lowered his standards and made you. I take it back; God didn’t make you. You are Satan’s spawn. You are Evil beyond comprehension, half-living in the slough of despair. You are the entropy which will claim us all. You are a green-nostriled, crossed eyed, hairy-livered, goisher kopf, inbred trout-defiler. You make Ebola look good.

    You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You’re a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won’t have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot. You are not ANSI compliant and your markup doesn’t validate. You have a couple of address lines shorted together. You should be promoted to Engineering Manager.

    Do you really expect your delusional and incoherent ramblings to be read? Everyone plonked you long ago. Do you fantasize that your tantrums and conniption fits could possibly be worth the $0.000000001 worth of electricity used to send them? Your life is one big W.O.M.B.A.T., and your future doesn’t look promising either. We need to trace your bloodline and terminate all siblings and cousins in order to cleanse humanity of your polluted genes. The good news is that no normal human would ever mate with you, so we won’t have to go into the sewers in search of your git.

    You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a loathsome disease, a drooling inbred cross-eyed toesucker. You make Quakers shout and strike Pentecostals silent. You have a version 1.0 mind in a version 6.13 world. Your mother had to tie a pork chop around your neck just to get your dog to play with you. You think that http://www.GuyMacon.com/flame.html is the name of a rock band. You believe that P.D.Q. Bach is the greatest composer who ever lived. You prefer L. Ron Hubbard to Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Hee-Haw is too deep for you. You would watch test patterns all day if the other inmates would let you.

    On a good day you’re a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. Spammers look down on you. Phone sex operators hang up on you. Telemarketers refuse to be seen in public with you. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go. May you choke on your own foolish opinions. You are a Pusillanimous galactophage and you wear your sister’s training bra. Don’t bother opening the door when you leave – you should be able to slime your way out underneath. I hope that when you get home your mother runs out from under the porch and bites you.

    You smarmy lagerlout git. You bloody woofter sod. Bugger off, pillock. You grotty wanking oik artless base-court apple-john. You clouted boggish foot-licking half-twit. You dankish clack-dish plonker. You gormless crook-pated tosser. You bloody churlish boil-brained clotpole ponce. You craven dewberry pisshead cockup pratting naff. You cockered bum-bailey poofter. You gob-kissing gleeking flap-mouthed coxcomb. You dread-bolted fobbing beef-witted clapper-clawed flirt-gill. You jetere steatopygous pilgarlick hircine whigmaleerious rhadamanthine lintlicker. I refer you to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram.

    You are so clueless that if you dressed in a clue skin, doused yourself in clue musk, and did the clue dance in the middle of a field of horny clues at the height of clue mating season, you still would not have a clue. If you were a movie you would be a double feature; _Battlefield_Earth_ and _Moron_Movies_II_. You would be out of focus.

    You are a fiend and a sniveling coward, and you have bad breath. You are the unholy spawn of a bandy-legged hobo and a syphilitic camel. You wear strangely mismatched clothing with oddly placed stains. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just knowing that you exist. I despise everything about you, and I wish you would go away. You are jetsam who dreams of becoming flotsam. You won’t make it. I beg for sweet death to come and remove me from a world which became unbearable when the bioterrorists designed you.

    It is hard to believe how incredibly stupid you are. Stupid as a stone that the other stones make fun of. So stupid that you have traveled far beyond stupid as we know it and into a new dimension of stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid cubed. Trans-stupid stupid. Stupid collapsed to a singularity where even the stupons have collapsed into stuponium. Stupid so dense that no intelligence can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot summer day on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one minute than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. It cannot be possible that anything in our universe can really be this stupid. This is a primordial fragment from the original big stupid bang. A pure extract of stupid with absolute stupid purity. Stupid beyond the laws of nature. I must apologize. I can’t go on. This is my epiphany of stupid. After this experience, you may not hear from me for a while. I don’t think that I can summon the strength left to mock your moronic opinions and malformed comments about boring trivia or your other drivel. Duh.

    The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of your of what you wrote, because, well … it didn’t really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective… Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us “normal” people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are “challenged” persons in this world who find these things to be difficult. If I had known that this was true in your case then I would have never have exposed myself to what you wrote. It just wouldn’t have been “right.” Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.

    P.S.: You are hypocritical, greedy, violent, malevolent, vengeful, cowardly, deadly, mendacious, meretricious, loathsome, despicable, belligerent, opportunistic, barratrous, contemptible, criminal, fascistic, bigoted, racist, sexist, avaricious, tasteless, idiotic, brain-damaged, imbecilic, insane, arrogant, deceitful, demented, lame, self-righteous, byzantine, conspiratorial, satanic, fraudulent, libelous, bilious, splenetic, spastic, ignorant, clueless, EDLINoid, illegitimate, harmful, destructive, dumb, evasive, double-talking, devious, revisionist, narrow, manipulative, paternalistic, fundamentalist, dogmatic, idolatrous, unethical, cultic, diseased, suppressive, controlling, restrictive, malignant, deceptive, dim, crazy, weird, dyspeptic, stifling, uncaring, plantigrade, grim, unsympathetic, jargon-spouting, censorious, secretive, aggressive, mind-numbing, arassive, poisonous, flagrant, self-destructive, abusive, socially-retarded, puerile, pinguid, and Generally Not Good.

    I hope this helps…

  • Dennis C Wright December 13, 2019, 7:09 AM

    This is for Lynne. Normally, I let the grammar/spelling go on FB. I try to confine myself to pointing out errors of fact and pointing out logical fallacies (ad hominem, strawman, appeal to authority, etc.).

    In 2016, I made an offhand post. I was attacked by some screaming witch who could barely form a coherent sentence. After a while, she had enlisted two friends to join in. Their combined intellectual capacity made it almost a fair fight.

    At one point, she made a snide comment about me spelling a word incorrectly. I looked at it and it was an obvious typo. So, I got busy. I deconstructed her most recent comments using a guide at a site that meticulously described sentence structure. I demonstrated that her comments were not only vapid, but that her choice of words indicated that she was so idiotic that she did not comprehend the distinction between noun and verb.

    The next post was from a purported “psychologist” friend. I guessed this might be so; her sentence structure and word choice indicated some level of education that had stuck. She proceeded to explain to me how many disorders I had, all based on a few comments I made. I pointed out that I could tell her state of residence. I explained that there are ethical canons that prohibit her from engaging in this kind of diagnosis and that I was on the cusp of filing a formal complaint with the licensing organization in her state.

    It was only a few minutes before I had an apology and a plea to not make the complaint. After that, these four fools STFU and left me alone. Petty, I know; but, it felt somewhat satisfying. I am sure that I did not change their minds.

  • John the River December 13, 2019, 9:12 AM

    World’s First Grammar Nazi Parade Takes Place In Berlin

    Note: Rudolf Hess edited “Mein Kampf” for Adolf Hitler, making him the worlds first “Grammar Nazi”.

  • boone December 14, 2019, 12:19 PM

    I should of known this already.