Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Because I'm illiterate.

While on our daycation one night, I turned to Mr S and said - can you read this email? I think this person is backhandedly insulting me. But I'm not sure. Then I hand my phone to Mr S. to read.

When he didn't respond right away, I started to laugh because my husband wasn't running to my defense.

Him - I don't think they are intentionally insulting you. But you do have a unique take on grammar. With your random punctuation and non linear narrative.

Me - Yeah, but that is what makes me interesting! I could go back and write properly, but I write the way I talk. You think I'm illiterate!

Him - No.... you are just not bound by the repressive rules of grammar.

Then he goes on to tell me a story about how all the great Jazz musicians didn't follow the rules.

Him - You are to English grammar what Jazz is to music.

Which I thought was a nice way to placate me. However the next morning in the shower I was thinking about the conversation and I was like ...... wait a second! No one likes Jazz!

If the person who sent me that email is reading this - I wasn't insulted. It just made me laugh.


  1. I love jazz

  2. Maybe I should add that to my list of disclaimers. If you like Jazz you will love this blog. Hahahaha.

  3. acid jazz is one of my favorites..

  4. I have never heard of acid jazz. I thought it was jazz you listened to while on acid.

  5. Texas,

    I've always liked the chicago ghetto acid jazz or the stuff they play in Japan.

  6. Yeah. You're just a 'square thingy'.


  7. Thievery corporation is one of my favs too.

  8. Yeah, but I'm way funner than I am annoying. I'm not going to say I'm not annoying but it's easier to overlook because I'm fun.