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Post by PhineasQP » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:55 pm

The people of Earth were confused and intrigued by the cryptic message, sent from space in rudimentary English:

"we behold you. we bring worship you deserve."

They had obviously monitored our media enough to learn one of our languages, but their meaning was unclear; had these aliens deemed mankind worthy of godlike exaltation? Or were they interstellar missionaries, bringing their religion to a deserving race? The matter was hotly debated until the day they arrived.

Two things are now clear to us, the enslaved survivors:
First, even advanced civilizations can make typos. And secondly, we probably did deserve their warship.
I'm Phineas Q. Picklefeather, and I approve this message.

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Re: Oops

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:19 am

Would that be an ad homonym attack?
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Post by strawman » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:28 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:Would that be an ad homonym attack?
The Homonyms being a race of horse-like creatures described by Jonathan Swift.
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Post by Snickelsox » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:19 pm

Ahahaha! I love this. The twist was both surprising and hilarious.
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Re: Oops

Post by TheBigBadG » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:06 am

They can't be that advanced if they haven't come to understand the import of profreaders. Boom tish.

Nice though, we probably would quibble the semantics instead of doing anything about it, after all.

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Post by strawman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:08 pm

TheBigBadG wrote:They can't be that advanced if they haven't come to understand the import of profreaders. Boom tish.

Nice though, we probably would quibble the semantics instead of doing anything about it, after all.
Actually, this is a commentary on what happens when proofreaders are replaced by spell-checkers, right.
Technically, warship/worship, potAto/potAHto.
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Re: Oops

Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:03 pm

strawman wrote:
TheBigBadG wrote:They can't be that advanced if they haven't come to understand the import of profreaders. Boom tish.

Nice though, we probably would quibble the semantics instead of doing anything about it, after all.
Actually, this is a commentary on what happens when proofreaders are replaced by spell-checkers, right.
Technically, warship/worship, potAto/potAHto.
Auto-Correct and Anti-Christ share initials. Coincidence?
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Re: Oops

Post by Scattercat » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:31 am

It's a cookbook?

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