Fun fact: Jay Z apparently did away with his Jay-Z hyphen around three years ago. Of course, most of us didn’t pay attention. We liked the hyphen. We wanted it at our parties and movie outings. The rapper made the name change official in June, following the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. And finally, our little hyphen friend realized he’d have to look elsewhere for love.
So he did what so many have done before him, and sought out companionship via Craigslist: Keep reading »
Jack, of JacksFilms, has made a career out of making fun of poorly written, badly worded, mostly illiterate Internet comments. For instance, there’s a disturbingly high number of people who confuse “rapper” and “raper.” It can make things really … awkward. In this, his 51st installment of the web series “Your Grammar Sucks,” Jack and his buddy Chad play a drinking game over shitty comments. It’s charmingly bro-tastic. [YouTube]
I admit I’m even a little nervous writing this, because Jack of JacksFilms is generally concerned with only one thing — the paltry grammar of internet commenters and social networkers. Jack is so committed to his cause, that he’s managed to make nearly 50 hilarious videos about it. Each video features Jack reading off some of the most inane, poorly spelled and totally illiterate internet comments.
But it’s not just Jack’s commitment to ridding the world of incoherent internet comments, it’s that he is so funny and charming in the process. So Jack, send me a note — I promise I’ll spellcheck my reply. [YouTube] Keep reading »
A friend of mine received a lovely bouquet of flowers from her bosses, congratulating her on a job well done. Ally is an editor of a new travel magazine, and we think the card was supposed to read: “Congratulations on your new magazine, miss editor-in-chief. –Adam and Jake.” But that is so, so, so not what was typed up on the card. Irony!
Lady Gaga didn’t think one video for “Yoü and I” was enough, so she has also created six “fashion films” about each of the vid’s assorted characters. She’s shown us the Nymph and the Bride and, today, she released the third video in the series about her mermaid alter ego, Yüyi. The film, called “Haus of Ü Featuring Yüyi,” shows Gaga as a mermaid writhing in a director’s chair, smoking a cigarette, and being carried out of a trailer. And yes, she has gils. Lots of them.
But what I find most notable about this video: all those umlauts! Keep reading »
Courtney Stodden’s Twitter, the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, Courtney’s super sexy sensual tweets taught me how to take my own 140 character purple prose up a notch, but I knew there was so much more to learn from the 17-year-old wife of 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. In addition to her enviable vocabulary, Courtney really knows how to assemble a complex sentence, revealing many important lessons in grammar. So, class, the bell has rung — it’s time for Grammar 101 with Professor Amelia and my assistant @CourtneyStodden. Take your seats and click onward!
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I know I am not immune to the occasional grammatical mistake. On a day when a lot is going on at work and I’m in a rush to get something posted before dashing off to a meeting, I have been known to make mistakes. But let me tell you something — if I am going to be advertising my availability via a flirty T-shirt, I make damn sure that my grammar and punctuation are flawless. [via The Gloss] Keep reading »
Yesterday, just after Ami’s post “What Was Your Best Day Of 2010?” went live, a friend kindly emailed me to tell me that Miike Snow was misspelled. I appreciate her keeping me on my toes—as a Copy Editor tending to lots of posts throughout the day, there are things I miss sometimes. But the band Miike Snow is actually spelled that way with two i’s. “That’s so dumb,” she replied. And she’s right! There are a lot of dumb spellings for band names, but even more annoying, to me at least, are the celebs who spell their names in silly, strange ways just to be different. Those celebs can really ruin my day. Here are the top 10 offenders of recent memory.
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