Thursday, September 23, 2010

Doctors for Gooder English

Doing an online survey this afternoon, and encountered this question.


23 comments:

middle child said...

I actually had to read this twice to get your drift. I read it right without actually reading it. My mind must correct these things automatically.

Pao said...

middle child, same for me...haha funny though

08armydoc said...

Yes, yes I does

Outre said...

same for me middle child, haha.

Anonymous said...

LOL, my brain automatically corrected it on first read, too.

Anonymous said...

That's completely wrong...it should have been "Does you has...."

Youse just cain't git good help dese days.

Silliyak said...

DOH! I had to read it a BUNCH of times! (I may need an appointment)

Anonymous said...

Well, does you?

LivingDeadNurse said...

yup took me a second glance to catch it..sheesh

Anonymous said...

Well? Does you? Why doesn't you?

Anonymous said...

Took me 3 times... Agree with the auto-correction part. Well, I'm a pharmist, not a proof-reader...

Sue

Diana said...

Actually kind of sounds normal to me. I work with people who use this type of vernacular. Again, drives me freakin' crazy. I'm always saying that, aren't I? I don't like people very much. Stupidty works my last nerve and ignorance is a close second.

Anonymous said...

lol @ pharmist. It's contagious!

wv: gatingic: the sound your cat makes just prior to harfing up a hairball.

Anonymous said...

Haha - I sure does like reading your blog. I get asked "do yous guys have..." all the time - because adding an s to you makes it plural, or something. Apparantly. Wait til you get text language added to notes...not shorthand, but teenage txt spk. Xlnt fun 2 dcifr!

SBG23 said...

Welcome to life in a spell check world....If a word is spelled correctly it doesn't matter that it's the wrong word...

Katie said...

The world needs more copyeditors!
<>< Katie

Unchained Pharmacist said...

I wonder why it takes most of us couple of passes to catch on?

word verification: "hypershe" - there are just too many joke for this one.

Sunny said...

Unchained: The brain does have a remarkable ability to 'filter' out mistakes... it's a normal part of becoming an efficient reader.

Have you read the 'Sdtyu fmor Hvrarad'? Even if the letters from each word are jumbled up, you can still read them, though much more slowly.

Anonymous said...

I sho 'nuff does

Anonymous said...

Kind of- but not really :-) related to your post - how we quickly we read and autocorrect ourselves....Count every " F " in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...

How many F's ? There are 6.
The reasoning behind this is apparantly the brain cannot process "OF".
(Anyone who counts all 6 "F's" on the first go is (possibly!)a genius. Three is normal, four is quite rare....:)

Rubychopsticks said...

Well, does you??

Anonymous said...

Then yous can infuses Diet Cokes!

The Mother said...

No amount of screaming seems to get through to people that the King's English is not to be messed with.

Maybe because we don't have a King?

 
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