Monday, October 31st, 2011

Media Dont's For The Holidays

"On no account are you to publish that execrable article on the estimated cost of the gifts ion 'The Twelve Days of Christmas.' Whoever gets assigned to writ it every year patently did something very, very bad in a previous life. If you have been guilty of publishing that thing in the past, do not compound your sin."
Here are some holiday cliches to avoid. The one about parodies of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is so very, very true. [Via]


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jolie (#16)

Another tip the author might want to consider: If you're going to be a snotty snotty snot face about what and how others write, a cursory proofreading is generally a good idea.

jolie (#16)

(I'm looking at both of you. "Dont's" is so cute though, I'm tempted to forgive it.)

@jolie Twas the night before dont…

@jolie Yes Virginia there really is a dont…

@jolie Or The Grinch steals dont.

jolie (#16)

@kitten_witawip Dont we now our gay apparel

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@kitten_witawip Dunkin Dont's.

@jolie dont on your knees and hear the angel voices

jolie (#16)

@kitten_witawip You know Dasher and Dancer
And Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid
And Dont'ser and Blitzen.
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?

SeanP (#4,058)

@jolie Yeah, if there's anything more tedious than 12 Days of Christmas parodies, it's dried up old coots wagging their finger about 12 Days of Christmas parodies. This thing might have had a place privately addressed to Baltimore Sun employees. As an actual column it's more-or-less a waste of space.

zidaane (#373)

What about posts that include any reminder of exactly how many days there are until Christmas? I believe that was last week.

What if you say "Tizz da sizzizzle," is that "fresh?" Yo?

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