I am rectum’al about some things though probably not when I reek of alcohol (sometimes) or almost falling asleep, like now. One of those things is spelling. The people that I chat with often have to endure my misspellings : ‘ey man’, ‘transcenadnce’ and ‘eligjtment’ are samples from my chat logs the other day.
No matter that when I read chats/blogs from people, I expect none other than perfection. Another anality of mine, which I gratuitously violate(d), is grammar. The denizens of the interwebs have got their tubes connected to their rears when it comes to grammar and spelling; stool samples are easily collected: ‘rediculous’, ‘there’ instead of ‘their’, ‘should of’, ‘could of’ and incorrect use of the semi-colon.
GOD! Grammar isn’t rocket surgery*! That’s how we get stupid expressions that don’t make any sense anymore! The old expressions are pardoned because they help gave birth to hotforwords.
This is a long-winded post to mention the awesomely rad Computer Science Unplugged, about computer science and how it has little to do with computers**.
** Notice how real sciences don’t have “science” affixed? Thanks, Richard for the observation the other day.