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Capitalization and Heteronormativity?

Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 22 Comments

There’s probably no connection. On the other hand, maybe my insistence on proper spelling, punctuation and grammar — even in such informal contexts as Twitter and text-messaging — is evidence of a traditionalist predisposition. And then there is the transgressive stance:

While it would be politically incorrect to be judgmental about some things, I do not accept bad grammar as an “alternative lifestyle.”

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  • http://www.jackiewellfonder.com/ Jackie Wellfonder

    I KNEW you were going to blog about this exchange as soon as I read it ;) Rosie is a trip….

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  • gvanderleun

    “smart and they smell good too.” Could you please develop a warning that projectile vomiting could occur. Really would help. Thanks.

  • robertstacymccain

    Well, it was nice that she replied. I mean, I’m pretty sure I disagree with her 100% about everything, but the courtesy of a reply deserves acknowledgement.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    The sort who refuse to capitalize are the same people who “wouldn’t lift a pinky” in other circumstances, either.

  • http://www.jackiewellfonder.com/ Jackie Wellfonder

    True, that was impressive! ;)

  • http://www.jackiewellfonder.com/ Jackie Wellfonder

    ROFL…..

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • CPAguy

    RSM = FAMOUS!!!

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I do not want to smell you or Rosie. But if I had to choose I suspect you smell like cigarettes. Rosie? I do not want to go there.

  • robertstacymccain

    Yeah, that was kinda weird. They smell nice? Of all the things to mention, they smell nice?

  • RichFader

    When people actually start eating the rich…imagine how many people Rosie will feed.

  • RichFader

    And I’d tell Andy and Ben to make sure they meet Rosie before, not after, dinner.

  • M. Thompson

    Heh. If you want to be take seriously, treat your communication seriously.

  • Finrod Felagund

    You’re surprised that Rosie is not a capitalist?

  • http://twitter.com/Rosie Rosie O’Donnell

    rich – a mean fat joke … come one – u can do better

  • http://twitter.com/Rosie Rosie O’Donnell

    lift a pinky – a gay job

  • http://twitter.com/Rosie Rosie O’Donnell

    men that smell good make u vomit – noted

  • http://twitter.com/Rosie Rosie O’Donnell

    a trip – ok – to where

  • http://twitter.com/Rosie Rosie O’Donnell

    100% – really ? i am sure we can find common ground – somewhere

  • http://twitter.com/Rosie Rosie O’Donnell

    no honey – never smoked – never tried it

  • http://twitter.com/Rosie Rosie O’Donnell

    another fat joke ? they smelled like dinner ? hmmmm-
    i need we need to see other people rich