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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The Pedant's Revolt

Something different, made using Microsoft Paint:

I'm listening to Yusuf (Cat) Stephens singing his own composition Here Comes My Baby. It's more than fifty years old but still sounds fresh and exciting. Listen here and cheer your self up!

14 comments:

Parnassus said...

Hello Bazza, Ha ha, this is perfect! I've almost given up the hope of seeing or hearing correct English from any recent source. By the way, I admire you for getting such good results out of Paint. I long ago switched to another free program called Paint.net, which to me at least is more intuitive.
--Jim

Hels said...

This morning, at my espresso bar, I allowed two "likes" from a teenager before I explained that "like" is only a synonym for "love" or "similar to". His response? "Bloody old pedant!!!"

bazza said...

Jim: My biggest bugbear is the your/you're dichotomy. However, language is a dynamic ever-changing thing and I feel that as long as a clear sense of what one wants to say is observed, then I can tolerate it!

bazza said...

Hels: Yes, you won't ever get thanked for being brave enough to correct someone - especially a teenager!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Well done on the use of 'Paint' ... and love the cartoon produced with the 'pedantic copy' ... clever! Hels' comment is typical of life now ... always an answer back! He sounded quite intelligent though ... Cheers Hilary

bazza said...

Hilary: I use Paint a lot and so it's no great shakes for me! Although teenagers can be quite rude I wouldn't want to take away their free-spirited attitudes.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

As a bit of a fuddy-duddy pedant, I love your rendering with Paint. Very clever! One of these days, I'll have to explore how to use one of those creative-type programs. Looks like fun!

bazza said...

Susan: Paint is the free Microsoft programme that comes with Windows and it's much easier than some others. I use it alongside the Snipping Tool which turns whatever is on screen (or a selected part) into a jpeg!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Like I said... one of these days. Maybe.

Starshine Twinkletoes said...

Hahahaha love the picture; as I'm in mid edit of a book at present with someone I can attest to the frustrations incurred with pedantry, but it's worth it in the long run, and though our language does change and evolve, I still think there are many fine elements to the English language that shouldn't be lost.

bazza said...

Starshine Twinkletoes (who, from now on, shall be known as 'ST'): The thing about pedantry is that, really, it's necessary for good communication.
"My three favourite things are eating cats and singing." So much better with that comma!

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Sherry Ellis said...

Nice job using Paint!

bazza said...

Hi Sherry: I love using paint! It's a lot of fun!