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How can you resit the urge to make fun with typos in questions?

Asked by wundayatta (58604points) August 27th, 2008

I see flutherites exert so much self-control at times, when there are just so many places you can go. They resist. They refuse.

But at times when it is hard to make a joke, you make a funny.

How do you do it?

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wundayatta's avatar

Oh I test thee mightily! :-)

lrk's avatar

The only way I can stop myself is physical restraint: I stand up, then re-sit on my hands.

wundayatta's avatar

Resit-stance is futile!

Harp's avatar

If I know that English isn’t the person’s first language, I’m not even tempted. I know first-hand how vulnerable one feels in such a situation, so taking advantage of it seems especially cruel.

wildflower's avatar

I just try to identify with any language-confusion they might have (currently, the frequency at which I use my 3 languages is exactly opposite to the order I learned them in).

I find it hard to resist though if the typo alters the meaning…...that’s often just too funny to ignore!

Besides, most typos/unfortunate choice of words I come across here, I’ve already come across at work – the joys of working with 100’s of non-native English speakers: you get some giggles out of it!!

lefteh's avatar

Mmm.
I usually just make fun of the typo.
Unless English is not the offender’s first language, as Harp said.

poofandmook's avatar

I second Harp and Lefteh.

eambos's avatar

Harp said it best.

PupnTaco's avatar

I usually sit the urge down once, wait a minute, then sit it again.

nina's avatar

What Harp said, and then sitting on your hands.

tinyfaery's avatar

Easy. I don’t care. Is it’s funny, I might chime in, but only because it makes me laugh.

trudacia's avatar

Without typos PupnTaco would have nothing to do this Halloween

PupnTaco's avatar

Nothing sadder than an undecorated hose with no place to re-sit.

mee_ouch's avatar

If I had another pair of feet, they’d be competing with the other pair for permanent residence…...
....in my mouth!

gooch's avatar

Not every person has English as a primary language. How many can you speak? I only speak three. English was my second language. I might also add the iPhone can be a nightmare to type on for the older crowed. If someone makes a good effort it’s okay with me. I am no grammer or spelling Natzi. I write like I speak. Language is fluid and geographical. Who makes the rules? Webster or the masses.

andrew's avatar

makes fun with typos? mwahahahahaha. who uses with? oh man.

El_Cadejo's avatar

ahaha i love puns. Thank you for that daloon

drhat77's avatar

i skim answers so fast i never notice typos

wundayatta's avatar

@andrew: “of typos” seemed too mean to typos, so I said “with” to indicate I meant it all in fun. See? I may be man, but there’s method to my man-ness!

in case you hadn’t figured it out yet, most things I do, are done on porpoise! (gotta lurve them fined twitters)

ninjaxmarc's avatar

@ lst I hvnt notice txt abrevtins on hre tht mch. ;)

wundayatta's avatar

I used to develop my own abbreviation systems back when I was an administrative assistant (secretary?) for someone. In those days, Wordperfect was the word processing program.

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