Monday, September 25, 2017





TYPING MONKEY HAVING ALREADY PROVEN HIS SPANISH IS DEFICIENT IN COVERING THE DE LEON MATTER, HUMILIATES HIMSELF THIS MORNING WHILE TRYING TO PROVE HIS ENGLISH IS SUPERIOR TO ANY ONE ELSE'S

From the typing monkey:

"My Spanish is better than most around here; my German non-existent and my English non-paralleled by anyone in the Rio Grande Valley"

Okay Maria in English the word you are looking for is unparalleled, not non-paralleled.  Now in the end all of this is nonsense.  Grammar Nazi's such as the typing monkey attacks everyone for every typo or missed grammatical error, and then goes crazy when you point out his.

But this one is particularly fun because his poor use of the English language comes in a sentence wherein he says he is superior in English.

Here is my deal Maria, for $150 an hour I will teach you English and Spanish, and for $200, I will throw in German.

Yes you can fix it boy, but it is printed and archived.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

I corrected some grammatical errors. Why?, because the brain moves faster than the fingers and sometimes, words get mixed up or your fingers just type the first spelling which comes up.  It is not caused by a lack of knowledge of grammar or English, it is caused by your brain being well ahead of your fingers.

Because I understand this I do not make a big deal over the endless mistakes in every major newspaper, and news story on the internet.  People very proficient in English or any other language mess up because of the brain finger issue.  But if you insist on being a Grammar Nazi you will be called out.  

REALLY MARIA?

Ay, la Llorana no me deja en paz.

Okay so now he has corrected his first mistake and replaced it with a second.  Again I do not give a crap about this stuff,. but if you are going to be a grammar Nazi you are going to be called out.

The replacement sentence:

"and my English a whole lot better than anyone in the Rio Grande Valley."

It's called a verb and should read "my English is a whole lot better."  Stop being a grammar Nazi and there will be no need for anyone to call you out.

3 comments:

BobbyWC said...

I am not sure about the substance of your comment. It can go either way as a distraction or mocking him. But either way since the print out I have does not use the word you reference, which could just be a furhter mocking of him, is not the word on the print out if have. he Clearly typed non-paralleded. No if you can resubmit your comment where it is clear you are saying the word he should have said, but did not, then I will approve it.

It is a great word and I would love to use your post, but I need clarification so it does not come across as a distriction. It is just not clear, but I suspect you were not defending him.

My issue is the brain finger relationship. Even in your comment you have valid typo and I know it is a typo so I would never say anything.

Again you cannot be a grammar Nazi and make the mistakes he makes.

I ignore almost all of them but this was too funny because he was bragging about his superior English.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Regarding Typing Monkey English skills:

Non parallel(ed) simply means "converging", as in lines that intersect because they are Not Parallel.
Nonpareil is a delicious morsel rooted in Old French/Latin, meaning No Equal. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it:

A person or thing having no (non) equal (pareil); something unique. Pareil SOUNDS like parallel. It's a rookie mistake pretentious first year journalism students make.

OED history of the word:

1593 "Evermore maist thou be canonized as the Nonparreille of impious epistlers." Thomas Nashe, Four Letters of Confuted

1596 "You accompt your selfe the Non parel of knowledge." Broughton's Letter.

1601 "Thou you were crown'd the non-pareil of beauty." William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, 1.5.273.

ORIGIN
Late Middle English: from French, from non- ‘not’ + pareil ‘equal’ (from popular Latin pariculus, diminutive of Latin par ‘equal’).

BobbyWC said...

Thanks I'm sorry I made you repost. I love old English. Thanks for a great and helpful post. I will try and use the word tomorroe