Thursday, September 24, 2009

feedback

The Chronicle, like most newspapers, gets its fair share of irritated reader feedback. Here is one that I particularly enjoyed (edited to maintain this moron's anonymity):

I have a comment on bad or poor taste. On Sunday's paper there was a half naked pregnant woman on the front page. My daughter commented on it. And I am tired of seeing Mexicans in your paper and reading about foreigners.



Reminds me of a friend of a friend who, after telling a wealthy client over the phone that her items were ready, the woman actually said, "Good, I'll have my Mexican come by to pick them up."

There's so much material here I'm stymied. Where do you start?

4 comments:

e. said...

i can't tell if it's satisfying or overly annoying to see these idiots with misspelled and/or grammatically incorrect signs. (sigh)

Epiphenita said...

It is satisfying, annoying and, on some deep level, depressing as hell.

On the bright side, it's also vindicating for those of us (however much leche is in the coffee) brown folk whose written English is better than the crackers'.

id said...

Isn't it spelled Leché?

:P

I am still surprised by the number of people who cannot tell the difference between "there" / "their," "your" / "you're," and plural / possessive.

Bob The Angry Flower, where are you?
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StevensVox said...

Si', pendejos... We will speak the English, when you give Native Indians and us, Mexicanos some of our lands and rights back that you have stolen...