Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"O" is for Oatmeal

And when I say Oatmeal, I mean The Oatmeal, a creation of Matthew Inman, a former programmer who now makes his living from his hilarious and well-drawn web comics.  Among other things, his commentaries often focus on observational humor (such as Every time is snows in a big city), current events (Why Netflix is splitting itself in two), real-life experiences (Cat vs. Internet), and my personal favorite, grammar and punctuation.

Honestly, I've learned more about proper usage of certain things through The Oatmeal's little drawings than my whole brick-like Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.  I even have posters of his grammar comics.

Yeah.  Be jealous.  You know you want them, too.

Here. Learn to use a semi-colon.

Or maybe 10 words you need to stop misspelling.

Or even the difference between two common sayings...flesh out and flush out, courtesy of The Oatmeal.

Why haven't I put any of his comics in this blog post? Because I don't want to get sued for plagiarism.  Go check out the awesomeness of The Oatmeal at the source.


xoxo Sarah

8 comments:

  1. I ate way too much of that stuff when I was younger. I can handle oatmeal cookies well enough, but, you know - the mushy stuff ...

    I am, however, a fan of that site. :)

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    1. Haha, I'm not a huge fan of the mushy breakfast food either, though it does hit the spot once in a while...unlike The Oatmeal, which hits the spot all the time. :-)

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  2. That's funny. I also linked to Oatmeal for my I for Irony post. But I spell my name without an h. :)

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    1. The Oatmeal is always applicable, no matter what topic. I'm glad you're a big fan, too!

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  3. I love The Oatmeal!! I read it all the time. Great use of the letter O. Thank you for stopping by and following Writers Ally. So excited to meet you. I'm following you too, now!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad I'm not the only one obsessed with that website. :-)

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  4. I love the semi-colon; it's my friend!

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    1. Hahaha! Great usage there. I love them too.

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