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The English Language

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
I've been trying, rather unsuccessfully, to sell my vehicles for the past month or so. I put an ad up on Cragislist and have been getting a few nibbles, but haven't sold anything yet. However, I got this priceless response to my car ad, wherein I describe my vehicle as a "sporty sedan":
Helll na my that cars slowww my gsr civic hb eats em up all day
including wrxs
--mgodfrey
That was the entire text of the message. Right there. I count eight actual words that are in the English language, out of a total fifteen (not counting his name.) I'm not counting "civic", as it should be capitalized because it's the name of the vehicle. That's a 53.3% success rate on written English, which is not, in my opinion, very good. Then there's the grammar question, where we realize that nothing actually makes sense. "my that cars"? Huh? I don't understand what you're saying, sir.

Aside from the actual content of the message (which gets a big "whatever" in my book), the fact that someone read my ad and chose to respond in this way almost made my day. It's hilarious. Obviously this person is old enough to drive (16+ years of age) but must have been left behind in terms of education.

Thank you, sir, for making my day.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Melanie said...

What's your problem yo? Don't cha understand what my boy is sayin yo? Foschizle

Perhaps you need to visit the following SON -

http://www.urbandictionary.com

Ha Ha!

9:32 PM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger Psychotik Mouse said...

That R sum good riting, wat u toking about?

4:12 PM, May 25, 2006  
Blogger Laura said...

WUT DO U M3AN U CANT UNDERSTAND WUT HES TRYNG 2 SAY?!?!? WTF LOL WE DO
!!1!!!


http://ssshotaru.homestead.com/files/aolertranslator.html

6:00 PM, May 25, 2006  
Blogger Rebekah said...

LOL!!! *sob*

5:42 PM, May 28, 2006  

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