me: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/i_wont_hire_people_who_use_poo.html?goback=%2Egde_3720787_member_137697411http - ..."i_wont_hire_people_who use poo"... - .htmlso subversiveBeth: hahame: anyway, i left a bit of snarkery in the commentsctrl+f "ellipsis"Beth: hah. i snarked too.i'm so mean.I just can't appreciate a top-talent rock star ninja, probably because of my grammar, or maybe my boobs.me: haafter hes like "Name says it all. lolololol. I'm more about getting the job done and making money" i imagine him riffing on a double necked electric guitar, throwing his hair back over his shoulder and riding off on a black and electric blue dragonBeth: Haha.Blasting off from his mom's basement window into an Iron Maiden video.me: sheets of lightning and choirs of big-boobed Daniel Craigs singing Cher's "Believe"
Man, I realized that snarky comments have a very short lifespan on HBR. I simply pointed out to the person who was criticizing the article that he used poor grammar. me: "An ellipsis is not an excuse for run-on sentences." Apparently, lame attempts to criticize an uninteresting article are considered constructive and on-topic (sad but usual), and deconstructing what commenters say through a reply that notes the critic's self-admitted bias is not.
Someone else was whining about grammar on the teevee news. Items like "me and Bob" (presumably, rather than "Bob & I/me"). I stepped in to inform them that citing examples in the form "[I don't like when they mess up] names such as; me and Bob..." is in poor grammar. I'm guessing my comment will be flagged and deleted here as well; it was "'such as' is replaced by a colon (':') to indicate a list".
I support all Grammar Police efforts on the world web internets. Even when they're uncalled-for, unfunny, not very bright, inconsistent, and when the policing effort is riddled with grammatical errors.
Perhaps it tastes like trolling to Harvard Business Review. But when someone gets up to (thinly conceal an attempt to publicise his company and) attest to having standards in hiring that revolve around not looking like a slob or making his company look unprofessional, I can get behind that.