Writing Glitch 999

Today’s glitch:

Change pictures (plural of picture — obviously you cannot have a pictures) to picture’s (here, a contraction of picture is).

Alot is not a word; change it to a lot.

Delete all the sets of double quotation marks and italicize the words formerly enclosed in them.

Change Your to You’re.

I have no idea what this writer meant by extravagent artist, but I strongly suspect it doesn’t have much to do with what extravagant actually means. (I have collected several “glitch” examples from this source, and the writer has proven to be fairly clueless when it comes to word meanings, to say nothing of punctuation, grammar, or even spelling.) Under the circumstances, I suggest just deleting extravagent (which is misspelled anyway).

I don’t know what is meant by art represents society, either, but I’m going to leave it alone.

There is nothing in reality, by the way, that says an individual cannot be both an artist and a murderer/serial killer. In fact, don’t certain idjits “experts” like to make much of the fact that a measurable percentage of psychopaths are left-handed and thus artistic? (After all, it’s a Known Fact that only left-handed people are artistic/creative, and also that they’re evil, because Right Brain/Left Brain and stuff, and also that they’re usually the ones born without souls… Excuse me now while I roll my eyes.) So maybe you ought to consider replacing actually (which sort of implies an OMG, that’s so weird! Can you believe it? view) with also.

A picture’s worth a thousand words, with a lot of them being help me, don’t kill me, and what are you gonna do with me? You’re an artist whose art represents society, but you’re also a murderer who dumps the bodies inside the paintings you sell.

Yet again — because this writer apparently doesn’t give a rodent’s backside about clarity — I can’t tell if inside the paintings is meant to be taken literally, or if the writer meant at the locations shown in the paintings. I’m gonna go with the former, because it’s far more interesting. (The latter is a very common Evil Bob Ross trope.) I mean, I can think of a few people who could actually do that… 🙂


About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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 eight cats. 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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8 Responses to Writing Glitch 999

  1. M. Oniker says:

    You give this misanthrope some ideas, but the only one I’ll admit to is that I’m going to steal “rodent’s backside.”

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  2. I use big words irregardless of the meaning because it makes me look more smart.😋

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