Friday, June 6, 2008
One of our favorites is correcting people's speech. Oh, not in the pedantic "it's were: subjunctive mood" way--rather in nonsensical, double-take-inducing way. It tells us whether they're paying attention.
For example, we often call people out for improper punctuation while they're speaking:
Friend: And so when I had my last biopsy...
We: You needed a comma between "so" and "when."
Friend: Excuse me?
We: Comma between "so" and "when."
Friend: I...I was speaking...
It won't win you many friends and likely will alienate those you already have, but we find it a blast.