Chapping my gizzard

Torquing me off.

Turning my crank… counter-clockwise.

It’s that time of year again: the time when I see/hear such subliterate claptrap as I recntly recieved in email from a “traditional values” group that doesn’t know enough about the traditions they hold dear to even refer to them correctly.

“A Sunday School class from a church near Mrs. Arnold’s apartment comes every year to host a Hanging of the Greens…”

Yeh, and my thought is always, “What did the Greens do to merit being hung?” Or, “Oh, dear. Folks’d be better off eating their kale and spinach than hanging it… ”

The proper term is “Hanging of the Green” NO PLURAL “s”! *sigh* Cultural illiterates “protecting” so-called “traditional values that they do not know enough about can do as much harm as (sometimes more than) others who deliberately attack “traditional values” (whatever that term means).

As a small demonstration of the destructive nature of large numbers of cultural illiterates coupled with the proliferation of their dimwits via the internet, the correct phrase, “Hanging of the Green” tallies only 741 hits on Google, while the triumph of cultural illiteracy brings in over 28,000 for “Hanging of the Greens.”

Probably the same idiots who say/write “Daylight SavingS Time.”

*profound sigh*

That comes to about 38 dumbasses for each moderately literate person on the internet, by this measure. A remarkably better ratio than I run into in meat space on a day-to-day basis.


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