Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Manhunt Post #2: Dictionaries are not scary

Let's have a small chitchat, shall we? I know how Manhunters can sometimes be... less literate than some of the smarter primates, to put it bluntly. I've gotten emails that told me that, "if u ar lookin for the bottom of smal dick look no moar i am love." I've seen how many people misspell their own username ("botom4groupfunn." Look it up.). You can't help those people. Nothing I say here will be of any use to them because they don't read blogs that don't start with a P and end with a erezHilton. But for the rest of us, those of us who I thought were better than that, I have some notes.

  • The word is "stocky." Not "stalky." Stalky, if it were a word (which it's not), would probably mean "resembling the stem of a herbaceous plant" and I assume that this is not the kind of man you're looking to attract.

  • "Discrete" is not the word you're looking, ever. Discrete means "Constituting a separate entity : individually distinct" (Merriam-Webster). The word that you're looking for is "discreet."

  • Water sports are weird, but should you choose to engage in them, the correct abbreviation would be "WS." "W/S" would be "Water/Sports," or "I get into water and I get into sports." Or else maybe it means that you've got a little enjambment going on in your profile. Or else you're telling us that you get into the quotient of water (the dividend) and sports (the divisor).

  • Please please please please, for the love of all that is good and holy in this world, do NOT use the word "boi." It's not cool. It doesn't make you cool. If you're up on your gay history, you'd know that it doesn't even refer to someone who is biologically male. It's supposed to mean a lesbian who resembles a young-ish boy. So stop using it. I'm serious.

I hope that this talk has been informative.

Oh, and no offense meant to Mr Hilton or his readers. I've read his blog once or twice. It's fine, I guess. It's just that if that's all you ever read you're probably an idiot.


  1. Nice ones.

    But if I'm not mistaken, we have abbreviations like b/c and w/o that are pretty much an American English standard. Does w/s not follow this rule?

  2. Because and without follow different rules because each of them are only one word (unlike "water sports," which is two words). This is why you don't see someone ever say l/t/r or b/b or p/n/p. Because those are all multiple word phrases. "Water sports" should follow these same rules.