Grumpy Grammar Police

5 Posted by - May 19, 2013 - Quotes & Memes

No cute Pinterest quote is safe from the grumpy grammar police, especially if the quote is sort of stupid to begin with…


I’m sorry, but if you’re going to be all deep, at least use the correct punctuation.

Jesus. Use punctuation, people.

Also, please check out The Pintester Movement! I posted about it yesterday and I want to get lots of participation. My goal is to have 150 blogs and posts to link to, and right now I have 44 people pledged to go, so add your name! It’s all empowering and shit.


  • Jodee Rose May 19, 2013 - 12:54 pm Reply

    And skipping a period is pretty terrifying.

  • RealMomofNJ May 19, 2013 - 12:56 pm Reply

    Hear, hear!

  • Lora May 19, 2013 - 1:13 pm Reply

    I have read inspirational pins many a time only to resist repinning when I liked the sentiment but wanted to stab the illiterate imbecile who misused punctuation or misspelled “too” or “they’re”.

  • Katherine Horejsi May 19, 2013 - 4:11 pm Reply

    Those who skip periods are generally pregnant or menopausal. There’s a warning for all of us!

  • Brittan May 19, 2013 - 6:02 pm Reply

    Can we talk about the misquoting of Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare for a minute? I once read a supposed Wilde quote that included the phrase “…it doesn’t matter if someone drives a nice car…” *Wow*.

    • Isobel_A May 20, 2013 - 4:57 am Reply

      Oh, the miss-attributed quotes drive me nuts. Especially that ‘when I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew’ which is always attributed to Shakespeare and emphatically is NOT. Gah.

      My favourite anachronistic one was Marilyn Monroe apparently talking about people being size zero (she died in 1962, size 0 has been around since the 90s).

      • magpie May 20, 2013 - 9:43 am Reply

        Isobel, that’s my favorite too “quote”, too! So I made this reply awhile back. 🙂

    • Katherine Horejsi May 20, 2013 - 6:10 am Reply

      I like to call it Fakespeare. I had to study whopping great chunks of his stuff at school and when I see it mis-quoted or mis-attributed I want to stab the perpetrator in the neck. With a fork. Wow, that was a bit of therapy!

      • Llama spit May 21, 2013 - 10:01 pm Reply

        A fork by any other name would stab as painfully.

        • Katherine Horejsi May 22, 2013 - 6:15 am Reply

          Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard favored rage. Yeah, so there.

          • Llama spit June 6, 2013 - 11:59 am

            Sounds suspiciously like PMS…

  • Sheila May 20, 2013 - 7:22 am Reply

    Those who skip periods, could be pregnant

  • Matthea May 20, 2013 - 11:46 am Reply


  • Jen May 20, 2013 - 12:05 pm Reply

    I can’t be the only one who saw “Those who skip periods, could use extra condoms.”

  • Guest May 20, 2013 - 2:01 pm Reply

    Amen; Sister? Amen,

    • Annoying_Pedant May 20, 2013 - 2:04 pm Reply

      Noooo….I really wanted that to post under this name. My account got all mucked up with having to use the password. At least now it is fixed.

  • Llama spit May 21, 2013 - 9:53 pm Reply

    Skipped periods are dangerous, yo! Either you end up in labor, screaming, “I HATE YOU! I HATE YOU! I’M NEVER HAVING SEX WITH YOU AGAIN, YOU STUPID ASSHOLE!” or you end up having something that reads like a three year old on a sugar high.

    I went to the zoo today and we saw tigers and monkeys and they had this really great penguin exhibit i like penguins because they always look formally dressed they never have to worry about black tie events they just show up and say YO WHERE THE PARTY AT MY NERDIZZLES and then they get really drunk and fall over and they cant get back up because they have no hands and they end up wobbling around on the ground and screeching for someone to help them kinda like me when i go to a party

  • Brina May 21, 2013 - 11:13 pm Reply

    If I use poor grammar as well does that mean I skip 7 days of bleeding?

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