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Monday, 13 July 2009

On 13.7.09 by KieronMoore   1 comment
...this just takes the urine.

Through a series of unfortunate consequences I ended up taking the aptly named "Are you gay, straight or bi?" quiz (if one is feeling generous enough to call it a 'quiz'), and look what bloody happened.
I got 'Your gay!' and whoever created this needs to fix their bloody grammar. The English language is going down the arseing metaphorical drain. Where the hell is my apostrophe? I mean, do you know how many exclamation marks there were in the automatically posted comment before I had to change it? Three! No comment on the result, even though there was a question which practically asked "what sexuality are you?" and I didn't answer gay. It's like if there was a quiz trying to magically work out my favourite author featuring the question "Who is your favourite author?" for which I may (hypothetically) answer "Dickens" followed by the vastly intelligent program working out that my favourite author is, in fact, Shakespeare. Oh no, sorry, that wouldn't happen, because the twazzocks who make these quizzes aren't literate enough to use fucking words!

As if this experience was irritating enough, the situation only escalated when I saw this on a friend's page:

Interesting to note that, as well as displaying the same (possibly worse) extremely limited grasp of using grammar as my equally ambiguous result (no apostrophe, capital letters at start of all words, no full stop, wrong gadding spelling of "your"), this result, with little subtlety, clumsily exposes the writer of this godforsaken quiz as homophobic. The description for "Straight" is "Your Normal"? This just shows the astonishing evil lurking in human civilisation. I'm starting to agree with the woman in Torchwood who argued that we should give all the thick kids away to aliens. In fact, scrap that ten percent thing, let's give them everyone. Except John and I. Then we can prove that his result is wrong, whilst using proper grammar.