Monday, June 20, 2011

Remember?

Remember that post I wrote a few days ago about how the exclamation point is WAAAAAAAAAAAY overused and how it's ruining the way people write and read?

Here's evidence that I found on Craigslist today:

"I need a pool for my kids i have 5 kids that really want a pool for the summer for the hot days they really want a swimming pool! but saddly i cant afford buying a brand new swimming pool!
If you have a swimming pool that you could sell to us for a very cheap price please email me!
Or if you have any kind of pool! that you could sell to us! because my children really want a pool! for the summer if you could help us that would be nice!
Thanks for looking!
please email me if you can sell us one or give to us!
Thanks!"

Find it here if you don't believe me. I just copied and pasted it.

This whole thing really makes me want to vomit on myself. It's not only the bad grammar and incomplete sentences that make it gag-inducing, but to throw an exclamation point at the end of every sentence and even in the middle of some...are you trying to kill me?

3 comments:

Carlee Ann said...

cute blog! funny post! keep in touch!

kaylee jo said...

I felt like her voice got higher and higher and more 'excited' with every sentence..and then I remembered it's just a pool. And she's usually asking a question...jeez.

Cari said...

would you call all those exclamation points in the middle of the sentence a exclamation splice?