Bitch on the Blog

August 18, 2012

Critically yours

Filed under: Errors — bitchontheblog @ 10:49
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A couple or so years ago – can’t remember where – I wrote, on purpose,  some complete nonsense. As in ‘scientifically provable’ nonsense. Yet no one, but no one took me up on it. Not even those I knew would recognize, at first glance, that it was garbage.

To this day I sometimes ponder why this should be so. Surely it’s better to set someone right rather than just being polite? Is it kind to being let run round your folly without being shown the exit sign?




  1. I’m listening to a book now that absolutely, unequivocally, makes NO sense. Me, Myself, & Why? by Mary Janice Davidson. I finally figured out the main character has a multiple personality disorder. She’s three people in one body. Aren’t most of us— to some extent.

    Comment by bikehikebabe66 — August 18, 2012 @ 13:41 | Reply

    • “Aren’t most of us– to some extent.” Well, some of us anyway.

      Comment by bikehikebabe66 — August 18, 2012 @ 13:50 | Reply

  2. Blogs are full of complete nonsense. There must be an additional artistic component to really make complete nonsense stand out.

    Comment by Looney — August 19, 2012 @ 03:55 | Reply

  3. I don’t know I came pre-programmed to not challenge someone even if I’m pretty sure they are wrong, or if I learned the hard way (by having the self beaten out of my esteem by certain people less secure but more aggressive than I ever thought of being) to keep my corrections to myself. Now-a-days, if I see something that I think is a little “off” I will generally say something, but couch it in humor or as a question–always leaving room for the other person to wiggle away with pride or dignity in tact. I guess that’s what I’d want them to do if they saw my error (rather than rub it in my face).

    But you know me by now, U, I always take the long way around. The short cut is too blunt.

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — August 19, 2012 @ 20:06 | Reply

    • Well, Lorna, my upbringing was different. Most certainly not pandering to tenderness on my part. A spade is a spade. Even if you have to make do with a fork.

      Yes, there is tact. But, frankly, I believe we do others a favour by pointing out where they fall short. Not necessarily the moment that famous piece of spinach showing between their teeth whilst they offer you their hand in marriage. But otherwise – yes. I want to be told where I have gone wrong. Whether in terms of language, behaviour, interpretation of someone else. Let’s put it this way, and I have used the image before: If someone let me walk around with the back of my skirt tucked into my knickers, or let me make a complete ass of myself because I haven’t noticed a ladder in my tights you might have just lost my trust. I’d be so disenchanted as to the cruelty of mankind I might turn into a cartoon.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — August 19, 2012 @ 23:06 | Reply

      • I agree. I want to learn from my mistakes and others are better at catching them than I am. I guess it’s all about how the correction is delivered.

        Comment by Lorna's Voice — August 19, 2012 @ 23:24 | Reply

      • Back in the days when parties were clouded with cigarette smoke, I came home with mascara that had run down my face. I asked my husband why he didn’t tell me. He said that he didn’t want to embarrass me.

        Comment by bikehikebabe66 — August 19, 2012 @ 23:53 | Reply

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