Thursday, May 27, 2010

Z

Why the fuck do people insist on putting the letter 'z' at the end of words that normally end in 's' or 'se'?

You see this kind of thing all the time on Twitter or Facebook.

For instance: 'Can someone pleaz tell me what bus to get to Blackrock? Have a hair appointment. Direction needz.'

Or..

'My dog just had puppiez. Needz to get a new kennell.'

Worse again, the supplementing of the already cancerous 'lol' with an 'lolz.'

Once again I find myself all ired up at the single stroke of a keyboard, a bastardly placed character where it shouldn't be. It'z just moronic.

19 comments:

Liv said...

Moronic people live to bastardize language. I say we sterilize them allz.

Radge said...

Sieg heilz!

Conan Drumm said...

Indeed, as in xmas prezziez... urrrrhhh.

Kitty Cat said...

Also, OMG seems to have mutated into zOMG. I don't understand.

hope said...

I miss the English language. Remember, the one with complete sentences and whole words?

I think of that "Z" merely as "Zzzzz"...the sound of me falling asleep at what passes for grammar. :)

Radge said...

Kitty Cat - I'll never understand.

Hope - It's most troubling when people past the age of 24 write shite like that.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

Ha!Perhaps you should have a read of this:

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

Radge said...

Consider it perused.

A friend of mine - and sometime blogger - tried to tell me both 'alot' and 'a lot' were acceptable. I wasn't having it.

On another note, Ms Green of Eye, any chance of a blog? I'm bereft of Canadian musings.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

No bloggage recently as I'm currently banjaxed-rather my wrist is.Diagnosed with tendonitis so am on Dr's orders to veer clear of computers for the time being.

Which sucks becasue i've about 10 things i want to spiel on about! :)

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

(apart from leaving the odd comment on yer blog that is Radge).Gotta show the love!

Radge said...

I think Meadow had a similar thing in recent times, not nice.

I'm ever appreciative of the love!

blind said...

Coz itz, cool, innit?

Suggesting you're just getting older, Radgez, and not withit no moz?

;)

Radge said...

Blind - You've just reminded me of another one... 'Soz' for 'Sorry'... So...very...angry.

Holemaster said...

What bothers me is people who instead of looking it the fuck up themselves, just twit out a question and expect others to look it the fuck up for them.

Holemaster said...

The quick brown foxez jump over the lazy dogz

Andrew said...

Radge, you can't go using 'itz' with an apostrophe in it. Agenst da rulez innit???

Radge said...

Holemaster - It's dawned on me that I use Twitter not as an information service but as fodder for this.

Andrew - Innit? I suppose it in. It was just a step too far into the dark side, though. I couldn't leave it out. Soz about that.

River said...

Hi, came here via Kath's Blurb from the Burbs. Interesting reading. I, too, lament the popularity of the "z".

Radge said...

Much as I fear the word 'interesting,' River, I welcome you. Cheers.