Fair enough - the internet is a wonderful thing. It gives everybody a voice, the opportunity to comment, express an opinion, get things off their chests. It allows people to ask questions, conduct research, gain knowledge, and be entertained.
So...I've been having a look around today...And what do I find?
Let's kick off with comments on newspaper articles on news websites...
"They should of hung him!"
Of? They should of hung him?
What happened to 'have'? They should have hung him. Or...more correctly...they should have hanged him?
It's scary when you look around at the standard of linguistic ignorance which is all to often displayed. But you know what really pisses me off? I should add before I move on, that these aren't my exclusive views or opinions - they're based on comments I've gathered from a variety of sources...
The internet forum.
I like the forums, and I'm an avid participant. If I think of something relevant, or vaguely amusing to slip into a discussion, then I'll do it. What I won't do is just put up something utterly irrelevant, just for the sake of announcing my presence.
That really fucking irritates me. LOL - what the fuck is that? I write stuff for various sites which is intended to amuse and poke fun - one comment I dread reading about what I've done is fucking LOL!
I'd much rather somebody say - "That wasn't funny. Get a life. Get a job. Sort yourself out you sad git and stop posting fucking shite on the internet. You PRICK!"
Anything's better than fucking LOL.
Then you get people saying shit like:
"I can't really comment on this because I don't understand it."
Really? So why comment? Why not leave comments to people who do get the fucking point? Stop fucking announcing to the world what a fuckwit you really are. We don't need to hear it.
Likewise the dickheads who try to get people playing silly fucking games...guess who I am? Guess what I do? Guess the weight of my testicles?
Fuck off! If I wanted to know shit like that, I'd email and ask you.
It's like you get idiots posting messages on comedy websites about the death penalty.
Fuck off! Put it on the death penalty website. Pillocks...