Monday, October 30, 2006

 

Byline: Chelle LaFleur -- Typos

All right, all right. Leave me alone already.

Over the past few days and don't ask my fat ass to count them, people, I've gotten more e-mail from you readers than I have in the past six months combined. And you're all whining about two stupid mistakes.

I'll own up to one of them. I forgot to add the letter S on the end of the magazine title the other day. But can you blame a girl? I was all caught up in that picture -- it is still, at this moment, making me fan myself with a funeral fan I found in the bottom of my desk. Thank God for funerals, boys and girls! And so what if I decided that this issue of guitar gods ought to be about one and only?

As for the capital letters, don't be blaming me for that. I read guitar gods magazine every quarter. I know darn well they have this thing for lower case letters.

No. If you want to blame that on someone, you go blame it on my copy editor, who now has about three back issues featuring guys I never liked anyway, like that tribute to Jim Shields once he finally gave in to the AIDS, sitting on her desk, teaching her that screwing up like she did just makes old Chelle even nastier than usual.

Speaking of nasty, who's the smarty-artie who sent me that nasty t-shirt last week?

You heard it first, you heard it here, and this time, you heard it right. guitar god magazine featuring the very godlike Mitchell Voss. On sale in two more days.

Can you stand it?

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Comments:
Oh my. For shame. Typos are just unacceptable.

Just don't go hunting through my blog, okay? ;)
 
Very good. You had me thinking you were Chelle. I was thinking what fat ass? As much as you work out at the gym. But Chelle may have a fat ass. I don't know. LOL I like that you made it guitar gods. Thanks for using my suggestion. :)
 
is there any cheese to go with that whine ROFL

The comments on spelling/grammar is an interesting one. Unfortunately many people judge you on it, I think when you're a writer it's understandable - for example I have seen "the rejecter" spell stationery (ie that you write on) with an 'a' and it did make me question her reliability as an expert!
 
I sympathise about typos. I'm guilty of them heaps and heaps. I try to check things carefully, but I used to have RSI and I lost some of my finer motor skills so they creep into text despite myself. And it always gives other people *such* a moment of triumph when they spot them, too :).
 
Hi, blog commenters! Interesting to see your take on all this because it's the continuation of a couple of earlier posts -- one where Chelle announced this really hot picture of Mitchell, and one where one of my groupies caught a typo I'd made in that first post by Chelle.

And cheesy, of course I listened! I found a great way to reach a compromise, don't you think?

Btw, guitar gods magazine is now officially in a book. Not sure if it'll get edited out, but for right now, it's there, and it'll be there again, I'm sure!
 
Some people just have too much time on their hands :)

As far as blogs and "proper mechanics" go.... I usually ignore them because I know a lot of people just open up their blog post and type in what they want to say. Very few people can write several hundred words in perfect grammar the first time out.

The only time it bugs me is when someone is complaining of someone else's grammar and in their post they've got mistakes... or it's so bad I can't comprehend their message!!! :)
 
Wow you really had a touch (oops I mean tough) crowd lately haven't you?

No worries, it happens to the best of us. They'll get over it and if they don't ... oh well.
 
You guys just crack me up! This is so cool!

Come back and visit more often, will ya please?
 
Pretty good rant. I like how Chelle takes accountability. I will have to read her 2nd rant when I have more time later.
 
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