When Twitter Word Order Goes Badly Wrong

Tyler Durden's picture

AP wasn't hacked this time, but the following tweet shows why when constrained by 140 characters, one should be particularly careful with word order.

Leading promptly to this:

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SloMoe's picture

Jeeze. Took me a couple of reads...

Harlequin001's picture

Sometimes you just can't catch a break can you?

gh0atrider's picture

People who enjoy and follow twatting need to bring their head in for a pap smear.

CrazyCooter's picture

I didn't know the Uke's worked for AP ... at least their correction time is improving!



Save_America1st's picture

well, it's the AP, state-run, lap-dog, retard "media"...nobody should expect propper grammar or even factual statements for that matter.

Pladizow's picture

What a difference a comma can make.

MsCreant's picture

Or a letter.

"What a difference a coma can make."

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

Here is the one I use:

Woman, without her, man is nothing

Woman, without her man, is nothing 

insanelysane's picture

Throw me down the stairs my shoes.

Moe Hamhead's picture

No price too high!  or,

No, price too high!

Abbie Normal's picture

Granddaughter texts:  So Grandpa, are you going to bang Grandma?

Grandpa replies:  Sorry, but that door closed long before you were born.

Granddaughter:  OMG, that was supposed to be "bring", damn autocorrect!

TheReplacement's picture

Let's eat grandma!

Let's eat, grandma!

Punctuation saves lives.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Let's shoot Dad.

Let's shoot, Dad.

commas save lives.

synergize's picture

Waiting for US State Dept accusation of Russian involvement in 2nd Dutch crash - and then subsequent redaction...

Stackers's picture

first we'll need supporting YouTube clip ..... then retraction

Harlequin001's picture

One's just crashed in Taiwan. Will that do?

Manthong's picture

A tweet is a terrible thing to waste.

lester1's picture

Smithers fire that twitter reporter..

Took Red Pill's picture

Reminds me of a Carlin routine. At 3:22 "They might tell you that you're on a non-stop flight. I insist my flight stop! Preferrably at an airport. It's those sudden, unscheduled corn field stops that seem to interrupt the flow of my day!"


Dr. Engali's picture

If the first crash didn't kill them the second one definitely did. 

Thought Processor's picture



Waiting for this:  And said bodies now can not be identified.



czarangelus's picture

But where will they bury the survivors?

jay28elle's picture

Stupid azz AP...  

rdenner's picture


Let's EAT, Kids...



Spastica Rex's picture

Sorry - a comma, wouldn't fix the headline.

Pool Shark's picture



But, it would have helped...

NoDebt's picture

Pretty much any kind of proof-reading before clicking "send" would have helped.

N2OJoe's picture

No, but a coma may have caused it.

1stepcloser's picture

Fuck you are right

Fuck; you are right


Pool Shark's picture



I saw what you did there...


Pool Shark's picture



Good Panda: Eats shoots and leaves.

Rude Panda: Eats shoots, and leaves.

Gangsta Panda: Eats, shoots, and leaves.


Haager's picture

Damn, I hit the sell on that news. Can I get my monee back?

Pool Shark's picture



Just think of all the algos that got 'freaked' out...


lakecity55's picture

"Russian BUK Missile Hits Plane Landing in Eindhoven--Kerry"
'BUK disguised in nearby windmill--CIA"

wisefool's picture

If I was a Tyler I would have titled this post. 

When THE Twitter Word Order Goes Badly Wrong.
Pool Shark's picture



"If I were a Tyler..."

Subjunctive case.

[You're welcome - The Grammer Nazis]


MsCreant's picture

Is your name really Pool Snark?

Pool Shark's picture



"You're welcome - The Grammar Nazis"

[You're welcome - The Spelling Nazis]


potato's picture

No need to clarify. The correct usage of "crash-lands" uses a hyphen.

It pisses me off how marketers are too dumb to use hyphenated words. "FAT FREE" isn't synonymous with "fat-free".... at least until you butcher the language non-stop for years and it effectively acquires that imprecise meaning.

pods's picture

I think that your getting too technical for most people. Their not really wordsmiths.


NotApplicable's picture

I don't recall hyphens being that well covered in skool.

Then again, I might have been sent to the principal's office that day.

As a result, I'm often guilty of over-using them in an effort to make-up any deficiencies.