Passive-Agressive Twitter.

We are in the thick of birthday madness over here, as Gus turns 5 (5!!!!!) next week.  Yesterday we had some of his friends from school over for a water-filled backyard party.  That meant prepping the cake, ordering the pizza, making sure the house was clean even though no one was in it, and getting the yard ready for guests.  By 3:00 I was wiped out.  Then last night I had my monthly book club meeting and didn't get home until almost 10:30, but then I couldn't just go straight to bed because I was wired.  I didn't have anything to drink that involved caffeine, even, it's just that interaction like that with a lot of people requires some decompression time, even when I've had a lot of fun.  So I sat on the couch with my BFF the Internet and tweeted out the following:


It was 10:48, by the time stamp, so I wasn't expecting much of a response since it was late, and then noticed this in my notifications:


Now, who sets up an account to correct someone's grammar on something so picky?  I mean, I am all about proper grammar and usage, you know that, but this seemed a little extreme, so I felt a snappish response was appropriate.  And really, who sets up an account to scour the millions of tweets for a certain combination of letters?  (And then sends out a random tweet correcting a word used correctly?)  How incredibly petty and intrusive.  While social media has some great uses, this is not one of them.

7 comments

  1. I've gotten stupid tweets like that! I think these accounts are just automated and crawl for junk like this. It's so stupid.

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  2. I always get stupid tweets from people. I wonder if this was a 'non-English' speaking autobot because anyone that speaks American English would know what wired means.

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  3. Allison ClementsJuly 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Baha! SO weird! I don't get those accounts, those have to be robots. I'm sorry that happened to you. I understood the tweet ;)
    xoxo
    Allison over at Allison's Eye

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  4. I also hate those types of tweets. It's kind of like a one-upper. No one likes to be told they are wrong, especially if they don't know who you are, and ESPECIALLY if you weren't.

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  5. LeAnn Larson FrobomJuly 25, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    I am constantly getting weird (sorry) auto-correct messages when I text. It's a running joke with my adult kids. We call it auto-confuse.


    The worst auto-correct was when I texted my son Jeff after there was flooding in his neighborhood. I often close with IPOY (I'm Proud of You) -- but it auto-corrected to LOOT! He responded, "There may be looting...but I had not planned to participate." Good boy, that one. ARGH!! But I'd have been even MORE torqued if it was some robotic creepy crawler snooping on my Tweets and "correcting" my grammar.

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  6. How ridiculous. I'm completely with you on the grammar pet peeves, but this is just irritating.

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