My Patrons got EIGHT TOTALLY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF YESTERDAY’S COMIC with totally different jokes!!! WHAT?!?!? I KNOW!!!
Dearest Sharksploders, please help me get my Patreon over the $2000 hump. Comics is my full time job, but it doesn’t currently pay full time money. I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work lately (which distracts me from making comics) to make ends meet, and I’ve agreed to attend more conventions this year than I really feel comfortable with (which REALLY distracts me from making comics) out of financial fear. Every little bit helps and is QUITE appreciated.
This is 100% true. There are certain words that I’ve struggled with spelling correctly my entire life, and with the advent of autocorrect and my advancing age I have fully decided to let Autocorrect Jesus take the wheel. I appreciate that my phone is willing and able to pick up the slack for my dwindling grey matter. I do wonder, though, if technology and humanity will even be so integrated that kids just aren’t taught… well, THINGS anymore. Like, would you get a call from your kid’s teacher saying, “Well, Johnny had a problem today. He was in the middle of the upgrade from 3rd Grade OS 6.08 to 3rd Grade OS 6.1 and he removed his USB cable. Now he’s in a coma and you’re going to have to come get him.” “WHY DIDN’T WE ENABLE SYNC OVER WIFI?! WHY?!?!” you’d scream to the heavens. “I HAVE FAILED MY SON! I NEVER EVEN READ THE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS FOR HIS SERVICE PACKS! I JUST CLICK AGREE!” You monster.
I can never remember whether it’s neutral or nuetral. Both look wrong to me, like the linguistic equivalent of trying to plug a USB cable into my computer, it’s wrong, I flip it, it’s still somehow wrong, I flip it again it’s somehow right even though that exact thing was wrong before!
There’s a crack in the Matrix.
I’m sure Joel will be OK with me linking to SMBC for this response: http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2388
That’s an incredibly apt metaphor.
For me, it’s always been receive or recieve, or whatever. Dang stupid word…
I had the same problem until I worked in the satellite TV industry for almost a decade and had to force myself to spell receiver correctly.
‘I’ before ‘e’, except after ‘c’, guys.
Love the alternative text. You should record that…
Oddly enough, you can switch out all the lyrics to “Jesus take the wheel” with Garbage’s “Queerest of the queer” and it’s still the same song.
I have to remember how to spell the hard way like a sucker. My phone doesn’t do that for me.
That’s pretty much how I manage ‘restaraunt’. No, resteraunt. No, reasterant? Damn it!
YES! Me too, exactly.
A long, LONG time ago I had a little mnemonic device that I used to remember “restaurant”: “Sleep with a gold tantrum.” (i.e. “Sleep” = rest, “gold” = au, “tantrum” = rant.)
I say it like an Italian (plumber);
“Eh! Rest-a u rant.”
“It’s-a me, Mario!”
I have major problems with separate. I always start to spell it seperate, but then think ‘no that’s wrong,’ then I scribble an a over the e and it just becomes a mess, so I cross it out all together and hope people understand it when I write, “in a manner which is apart.” Of course, this is only on the occaison when I’m actually writing something. Shit, is it ocaison, occason, ocicsonaisno?
Does your phone not have a Swype style keyboard option?