Have you ever encountered someone who continuously uses bad grammar? I'm sure you have, it's the internet after all.
No one cares on the internet.
So I come across these people, who always misuse "your" and "you're".
Basic. Fucking. Shit. Right? Or is this really a lot more complicated than I thought, and I'm just a genius? I could take that as an answer.
So, another little stupid story about my "friends". Or more specifically, a friend of a friend.
To start off, I hate this guy. I hate a lot of the new people they've recruited. And apparently, they don't like me much either.
Surprise, surprise. Like I didn't know that.
I'll make a long story short.
Fuckface comments on my friends status, and uses the wrong "your". I comment saying that it saddens me that kids who are nearly in college, or even in college, hell high school, can't use the correct "your" and "you're".
He says, "well it angers me when people correct me."
Well maybe if you used the correct versions, people wouldn't be correcting you so often. Ever think of that, Einstein?
Of course I didn't say that, I said something much nicer. Because I'm such a nice person.
Eventually, I bluntly called him an idiot.
Then, he said this to me :
Being called an idiot by you is pretty much like being called an idiot by no one, because that's all you are to me. Every time I see you at parties I'm tempted to talk to you because you look like such a nice person but so many people tell me differently and now I understand them.Awh, how cute, I hurt his ego!
All of this, because I mentioned that he used the wrong "your".
Talk about sore spots.
I don't get the big deal about it, at all. Why not just use the correct versions of your and you're, to fit the situation? Why purposely use the incorrect one? What is the purpose of you going to school for 13 years (up to high school) and not use the knowledge you have gained?
Not to mention, free knowledge. Unless you go to a private school. But otherwise, you just sign up, enroll, and ta da! Free education!
But sadly, 'tis all a waste on this generation. They don't care.
Reminds me of this quote :
Was I bored? No, I wasn't fuckin' bored. I'm never bored. That's the trouble with everybody, you're all so bored. You've had nature explained to you and you're bored with it; you've had the living body explained to you and you're bored with it; you've had the universe explained to you and you're bored with it. So now you want cheap thrills, and, like, plenty of them, and it doesn't matter how twardy or vacuous they are; as long as it's new, as long as it flashes and fuckin' bleeps in forty fuckin' different colors. So whatever else you can say about me, I'm not fuckin' bored." - Johnny, "Naked" movie, 1993And Johnny couldn't have been more right. And that was in 1993, poor fellow was in for a hit when he got to 2011.
We are handed books, with endless answers to pretty much anything we want to know, and what do we do? We don't care. We don't want to read them. We don't want to learn how the human nervous system works, or how eyesight works, or how we're even still fucking alive.
We want to talk, and go online, and run around, drink, party, sleep, watch TV. We dread studying. We dread going to class. We dread reading one section or chapter. We continuously talk and act obnoxiously in class, even though someone has agreed to stand up there and give us answers and knowledge to amazing things.
But no, who cares? Who actually wants to learn this shit? Even most straight A students don't want to learn, they're forced to so they can get into Ivy League colleges and scholarships and earn money.
Which is cool and all, but do you care about what you learned to get there?
I've always complained about the same shit. Stupid tests, stupid teachers, stupid homework, stupid reading.
But then I thought, this is given to me. I read this, I am now smarter than I was an hour ago. I read about how that works, and now I can fix it myself. I read about my body, and now I know when I'm sick and what I'm sick with, and can help others (which has actually happened).
I learn my grammar, and now I don't spell or sound like an idiot, and I can make my point clearly. Usually.
So, what I don't get is, how come I, the one who uses my knowledge daily, am the idiot and the asshole and bitch, but he, the fuckface who misspells things and uses incorrect grammar (not to mention shoots out personal attacks) is the hero everyone loves?
And also, why should people just not give a fuck "because it's the Internet"? How is this a valid excuse? Do people really sign online and think, "oh goody, now I can purposely misspell everything and be an obnoxious idiot!"?
This world continues to sadden me. It's really a shame where we've landed. Ancestors who fought for rights, and this is what we do with them.