Writing Glitch #80

Today’s glitch:


Fun with random Capitalization!

On the other hand, whoever created this one did capitalize Earth correctly. That’s good to see.

It turns out that Earth is actually an insane asylum for the universe.

For the whole universe? Really??? (Sometimes, he uses excessive end punctuation to show how annoyed he is at misuse of terminology.) Universe means everything, everywhere, not just what we can see with ordinary telescopes but also the stuff out past that, billions and billions of light-years away (and remember, a single light-year is more than 186,000 miles), and it seems highly unlikely that civilizations even from the next super-cluster of galaxies over would be sending their crazy people here, no matter what transportation super-tech they have access to. For one thing, doesn’t it make sense that any civilization that could figure out how to get here would also be able to figure out some other, better solution for dealing with their mentally ill population?

Also, if civilizations from all over the whole universe are sending some of their people here, why do all the sapient inhabitants of Earth look so similar? Hmmm…?



About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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One Response to Writing Glitch #80

  1. Sheron says:

    Excellent points.


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