Friday, November 03, 2006

Punch-tuation

Hi!!!

My name is Z--! I was very EXCITED!!! to read about your flat! PLEASE!!!! answer IMMEDIATELY!!! I am DESPERATE!!! to find a NEW PLACE to live!!!! I am living in a HOTEL!!!! and it is VERY EXPENSIVE!!!!

PLEASE!!!! call me VERY!!!! SOON!!! I DESPERATELY!!! want to find a new flat NOW!!!!!!!!

Do you have INTERNET??????????

PLEASE CALL ME SOON!!!!!!! I must move in QUICKLY!!!!!

I am a VERY FRIENDLY!! HAPPY!! PERSON!!!!! Also CLEAN!!!!

CALL ME PLEASE!!!!!!!! I am VERY HAPPY to hear from you!!! Also EXCITED!!!!

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I have a pathological fear of extreme punctuation. It's not irrational as this person is clearly insane. Eeek.

5 comments:

RPC said...

Our blogs have found similar themes.

http://richardpchapman.typepad.com/my_weblog/flatmate_search/index.html

Best of British luck; I've found this experience hellish.

xx

EvilAuntiePeril said...

Hiya rpc. It did occur to me that our blogs have dovetailed subject-matter-wise, which is lovely. But I think mine will always have fewer gorgeous south american models and attractive doormen. sigh.

fiveandfour said...

Wow - that's the second case of exclamation point abuse that I've seen in one day! Though I think this person takes the win thanks to the CAPITALIZATION!!

I often wonder if people who write like that speak in a similar way! Do they accompany every statement with a finger jab directed at the chest of the person they're yelling at?! Do little bits of food and saliva burst from their mouths and move in time with the finger jabs?! And why are they the same people who abuse LOL and ROFL?!?! - it seems like they'd be angry all the time, not laughing hysterically!

Amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow- Complete lack punctuation ability combined with lack of understanding of the concept of roomies. Best wishes. I think you're gonna need it.

EvilAuntiePeril said...

Neil Gaiman had a blog? How cool - thanks fiveandfour. Makes up for the feeling of being orthographically battered.

And thanks for sympathy, bookwormom. I can't decide what's worse either.