I Failed Comments

I failed comments.

Isn’t it wonderful that I received this acknowledgement to a comment I wrote on another blog the very same day I wrote “Rants in your Pants”?

Hi Katybeth,

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I just wanted to let you know you misspelled a word and did not use commas or capitalization properly. I hope you are not offended but you might want to work on this for the sake of your own blog posts. It is kind of sloppy.

Hope you will be back to read again.


I know you want me to tell you the name of the blogger. No. However, I did respond to Her e-mail.

Hi Her,

Thank you for correcting my comment and sharing your concern for my blog. I hope you will let me rewrite my comment for a better grade. I know I can do better. In return, I would like to share a word with you that was recently shared with me: assholio—an ass that is holier than thou. (this word is coming in so handy!)


Her responded:


I don’t think Her used capitalization properly, but I let it go. I try to be nice.

My spelling is wobbly, my capitalization is whimsical, and my commas are often misplaced. I am not afraid to ask for help with all three, defend myself on occasion, and laugh at the good-natured teasing my word omissions often bring. However, if you cannot find me endearing in spite of my grammatical foibles, I don’t want to play with you.

Wednesday Rant: Unless I ask you, pay you, love you, or you’re my dear mother (and even then, proceed with caution) mind your own spelling, grammar, and capitalization. Thank you very much.

Sorry to rant twice in one day but who could resist; not I said the blogger.

Glad you were in my Odd neighborhood. Feel free to drop by any time. I would love to hear from you in the comment section of Odd, or on Facebook or Twitter!


Odd To Punctuation

40 thoughts on “I Failed Comments

  1. Assholio is my new favorite word and is certainly fitting for HER. You made me laugh, which in turn made me feel a little better. Oh, and you are welcome to leave comments on my blog with typos, incorrect punctuation or missing words and I will still love you and be grateful you take the time to visit me. High five (lots of germs here so no hugs today) Diane

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  3. I, for one, find your spelling, grammar, and capitalization faux pas endearing. Plus I give you an A in continuing to show up in the writing arena in spite of it. Assholio indeed!

    • PS. I hope you sent her a link to this post–if not via a comment, at least in her “Contact Us” section. I bet you dollars-to-donuts that she couldn’t resist coming over for a peek!

    • I agree! And Katybeth always gets an A+ for humor, whit and for always entertaining us! Screw that old biddy – SHE needs to get a life!! 😯

    • Thank you Cynthia and Stevie I do so like to be endearing! So much better than endangered. This story did give me the opportunity to use the word assholio….which means a lot.

  4. Katybeth, that person ought to be hog-tied and whipped with her own nasty comments! I guess sometimes people get so lulled by the anonymity of the Internet (for the most part) that they get all huffy and try to “one-up” everybody else. Not cool. Definitely not cool. I guess you told her, though — good for you!

  5. I LOVED your response! Who knew ‘assholio’ would come in handy so quickly! She is one and she MISUSED CAPS AS YOU NOTICED (leaving out my comma here) PROVING HERSELF WORTHY OF ‘ASSHOLIO’ !!!!!

  6. Assholio indeed!! The only time that I dare to bring people up on their grammar, spelling and capitalisations is when I’m teaching. Someone has a holier than thou attitude and it aint you!
    Way to go, Katybeth!

    • I know! Even when Joe would say–Me and David are going out…I resisted. It drove me nuts but I resisted for a very long time and then one day I broke down and screamed David and I!! But we were married for a very long time.

  7. I think this was a perfect usage of “assholio,” Katybeth. It was very honorable of you to not have mentioned the blogger’s name or blog. You are showing her far more respect than she showed to you, which simply illustrates why we all love and admire you so much.

  8. Come on KB – you know you want to share her info with us. What fun we could have! and stevie doesn’t even capitalize her name im so glad shes not my teacher

  9. Hi Katybeth:

    I am a bit of a grammar Nazi myself…that being said, I only point out errors to my friends when the mistake could come back and bite them on the butt…like when a friend got a $25,000 donation from the provincial government for a community project he was heading up, and badly mangled the spelling of the politician’s name who’d given him the money on Facebook!

    When I worked in marketing, I always made people aware of mistakes in their business cards/brochures…one man called his printer immediately!

    I love most people who take the time to comment on my blog…their ability to spell or use punctuation is none of my business!


    • I agree there is a place for correction. Mostly when asked, in business or when you have an honest interest in helping someone you care about (your friend who mangled the name) but not in a conversation which is what a blog comment is to me.

  10. Oh my goodness that made me laugh!!! I just am amazed at some people and their willingness to “share” what they should just keep to themselves!! Her would be appalled at some of my posts and comments I am sure….but I doubt I will have to worry about her hopping on over to my spot!!! Thanks for the introduction to assholio—-I may have to incorporate that into my daily life…Have a great day! Hugs, Beth Ann

    • I have found assholio to be very useful. It is amazing the need of some people to be right. Hey, if you are interested in her opinion–I could always send her hopping your way!

      Thanks for dropping by Odd!

  11. You’re making me laugh and I haven’t even read the rant post yet! I have people who spell the same word wrong on every comment at my blog, but that doesn’t bother me. I’m just happy to have them stop by. Can’t believe anyone would actually take this blogging thing that seriously. Or themselves that seriously actually. Which probably wasn’t grammatically correct. But oh well.

    • LOl. The same word? It’s not me is it? I’m not sure if your sentence was correct or not but the important thing is I understood exactly what you meant–and isn’t that what we hope for when blog–the chance to be in conversation with other people despite their comma usage?

      Thanks for dropping by Odd Dawn!

  12. If we guess whos blog is gone from your list and guess right, will you tell us right or wrong? 👿 I am always going to spell wrong, punctuate wrong, say the wrong thing, and do the wrong thing. Dont mean to but it is what I do. 😳 She certainly wouldnt want me to write on her wall, I certainly would dummy up her blog for sure.

  13. You made me laugh!!! I hope I never leave a comment on her blog though. here’s why, I copy and paste a disclaimer from my blog: I’m originally from Indonesia – although live in Colorado for the past 10 yrs – therefore brace yourself for any grammatical errors, spelling errors, and just overall incoherence throughout this blog.
    I’m so glad I can also learn new word, assholio, I’ll use it in the near future for sure!

    • Hai Sendie!

      Assholio is such a handy word and understood internationally! Well, I can tell you for sure, you write better English than I write Indonesian. I only know how to say Hai because of an Indonesian teacher my son had in school.
      I’m so glad you dropped by Odd!

      Selamat tinggal! (I would, say see you soon, but Hi and Goodbye exhausts my knowledge of the Indonesian language and I’m not even sure I spelled goodbye right!)

  14. Oh my goodness! My mouth was agape the entire post. The nerve! (Of Her, not you.) I’m flabbergasted. I realize she thought she was doing you a favor – but seriously? Does she think she’s the grammar police? Since I’ve never received a note from Her, I’m assuming she’s never visited my blog. Typos and misspellings and run-ons aplenty. She’d have a field day!

    • Well….. we have been meaning to talk to your about those run-ons! Not!! I’m not sure if “Her” does blog corrections or not. I was tempted to send my cousin who is a direct relation to Atilla the Hun in matters of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure over to HER’s blog…but even my cousin does not punctuate for other people unless she is asked.

      You are grammatically perfect-o!!

  15. HIL-AR-I-OUS!

    Love your reply to “Her.” What a Bitchasaurus Rex. If she lived in my neighborhood I would ignite a bag of Ike’s crayon-filled-feces on her front porch for you, free of charge.

    I promise I’ll never grade your comments for grammar, content, or literary genre. I also promise to use the word “Assholio” at least once per day for the rest of my life. Bless you for that!

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