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Monday 24 October 2011

Guido Fawked – Not Smelling His Worms

Today has brought a superb example of the atrocious standard of grammar that passes as acceptable for the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his tame gofer Henry Cole, the Laurel and Hardy of the blogosphere, at the Guido Fawkes blog.

Now searching for remedial English classes

It has also shown the ungrateful nature of the less that dynamic duo when they are informed of the error of their ways.

A post appeared on the Fawkes blog just before 1215 hours containing the term “pay-role”, whereas what should have been written was “payroll”.

In order to assist this latter-day Stan and Ollie, I Tweeted a correction just before 1415 hours. Then, following a trip to the station to pick up some travel tickets, the Fawkes blog was subjected to further inspection.

And, to no surprise at all, the post had been updated, but the howler remained unacknowledged, and, equally to no surprise, no word of thanks has been passed back via Twitter, or by any other medium.

So the next time the Fawkes blog upbraids someone for being ungrateful and not acknowledging its authors, there’s something to bear in mind.

Another fine mess, indeed.


Hnnnnnnng said...

193 words and four images on one spelling error? Really? There's justified, informed critique and then there's laying bitter spite on a spongy base of paranoia.

I'd ask if you have anything better to do, but you're a leftist blogger so you don't.

(Oh yeah, am also compelled to inform you that spelling and grammar are not the same thing. I hope I get credit for the correction!)

Tim Fenton said...

Better to get acknowledgement from the Fawkes blog anonymously and testily than not at all, I suppose.

Excellent attribute transfer ploy: "spite" and "paranoia" - both at the heart of Staines' and Cole's wibbling - dumped on to someone else.

The comment may have looked better had it not been written while someone else was dictating the text, though.

Hnnnnnnng said...

"Better to get acknowledgement from the Fawkes blog anonymously and testily than not at all, I suppose."

More paranoia: I came here via your Twitter feed. :D

Still, I suppose I won't begrudge you your delusions if it gets you out of bed in the morning. I am a member of Guido Fawkes' Elite Obscure Blog Trawling Squad, and I have come for my pound of flesh!