Grammar pedant's mug obeys Skitt’s Law


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/13/grammar-pedants-mug-obeys-sk.html


#2

Took me a while, but I found its.


#3

… Nope, not seeing it.

I’ll just leave this here instead.

the typo on this angry grammar scold’s mug.


#4

posession vs possession


#5

Posession: its 9/10th of Skitts law.


#6

“Muphry’s Law” is clearly a better name.


#7

Magnificent! The only thing it left out was too/to. :joy: :+1:


#8

Your write!


#9

So much fucking.


#10

“It’s fucking boring” becomes “it fucking is boring”. How… boring.


#11

So only two things?


#12

Ah, self-righteousness. Such a dangerous state of mind.


#13

How about:

figuratively: fucking metaphorically speaking
literally: really actually is in fact objectively fucking true


#14

But we know better, right?


#15

Damn strait!


#16

Sure, but it goes super well with coffee.


#17

Stupid affect/effect people. Both are nouns and verbs. I use the noun “affect” all the time, and use the verb “effect” every chance I get (which isn’t really all that often).

I think it was Jimmy Carr who I heard, “Possessio is 9/10ths of the word” from.

Actually, according to this mug “it’s fucking boring” becomes “it fucking is fucking boring”.

Or alternatively:
literally: non-fictional unless the word “literally” is being used figuratively, since any English word can be used figuratively and “literally” isn’t a magical exception


#18

figuratively: fucking metaphorically speaking
literally: actually having sex


#19

Also, technically, there should be a double quote, not single quote around the word “are”.


#20

Um, affect is also your fucking body communication of your internal emotional state. And effect is a fucking verb as well as a noun, and means to fucking bring something about. HTH.