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Oops

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:55 pm
by PhineasQP
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.

Re: Oops

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:19 am
by ROU Killing Time
Would that be an ad homonym attack?

Re: Oops

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:28 pm
by strawman
ROU Killing Time wrote:Would that be an ad homonym attack?
The Homonyms being a race of horse-like creatures described by Jonathan Swift.

Re: Oops

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:19 pm
by Snickelsox
Ahahaha! I love this. The twist was both surprising and hilarious.

Re: Oops

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:06 am
by TheBigBadG
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.

Re: Oops

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:08 pm
by strawman
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.

Re: Oops

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:03 pm
by ROU Killing Time
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?

Re: Oops

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:31 am
by Scattercat
It's a cookbook?