Sunday, September 19, 2010
Forum sites. What are they? For the most part forum sites are all-too-easy-to-stumble-across locations on the internet where amateurs give advice to amateurs. Unlike wiki sites where many people contribute to the overall knowledge about a subject, forums are loaded with opinion, criticism, bragging, and downright misinformation. Although it's usually a giant bull session sometimes you find a gold nugget in the dung pile. That's why you go in the first place. You need a nugget. Lately I have noticed an astounding increase in the number of times I've spotted the word "loser" spelled "looser." You can see by looking at the word just exactly why people think they are spelling it correctly. Loo, sounds like Lou. I'll Grant you that. But we are still going to need a word to stand up as the antonym of tighter, and looser it is. It would be a tragic waste of time to post spelling corrections on a forum site. Just correcting the common-common-common missing letter 'r' in your as in, "Type in you user name..." or 'your' instead of 'you're', as in, "Your going to need to type in you user name." would take up all day and I can tell you (pretty much from experience) these morons don't give a rat's ass about spelling. Also, how, when and why did the word "moron" return to the lexicon? Answer: forum sites. Not only ARE many of them morons, they also call each other moron, especially when they are frustrated with each other. I don't believe I have ever called a person a moron. I prefer dumbshit, or the (oddly) less offensive dipshit. On forum sites, moron appears to be the put-down of choice and I'm guessing it is because it is so easy to spell. I am going to grab a real life forum entry. I'll see if I can't find a real good one for you. I'll be back in 7 minutes. tick, tick, tick Damn! In 7 minutes all i could find was a bunch of looser morons who cant' find there shift key. that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!