Sometimes, spam is funny.

“Ahaa, its fastidious discussion about this paragraph at this place at this web site, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.”

That’s what one person said a while back in a comment on “Writing Glitch #242,” which deals with a (badly punctuated) title for a book on self-editing.

I don’t know about you, but I’m generally not interested in fastidious discussions on any topic. Detailed and thorough, sure, but fastidious implies an unwillingness to reach into the viscera of the topic after you’ve wrestled it to the floor, and if that’s the case, what’s the point?

Sometimes, I wish the spammers would at least invest in better translation programs, y’know? On the other hand, these things can be hilarious.




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 Sometimes, spam is funny.

  1. M. Oniker says:

    Must be the season to share spam. The bff shared some of his with me yesterday. I’ve edited the sales pitch for the sex toys and male enhancement (which of course he swears quite loudly he doesn’t need! and I wouldn’t know). We both giggled and agree that you can’t be mad at spam, badly written or not, that wishes you: Dear sir, Send you a cup of coffee and wish you will have a wonderful mood everyday… (delete delete) We are a professional manufacturer (delete delete) at competitiveprice!Hope to cooperate with you!

    I’m pretty sure “wish you will have a wonderful mood” is going to become a catchphrase. 🙂

    :::toasts your spam with a virtual cup of happy coffee:::

    School marms (not teachers) are fastidious. And they tsk a lot.

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