Epic Geography Fail

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Nice.

    I didn't know they had internet that deep into the woods.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, there's no way that's real.

    Please, it just can't be!

    The question is bad enough, but the spelling and that grammar?!

    ...Oh dear, we're doomed.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would assume that no one literate enough to use a computer, living in Georgia (the one in the USA) would be unable to spell Georgia correctly, but then I've seen such epic spelling failures on MacRumors that I kind of backed off on that theory. :eek:

    Side-rant... I really hate these "answer services" -- I'm getting Google hits for the Yahoo one more and more often, and it's almost always some ignoramus asking a question in the most nonsensical way possible and then three more idiots providing completely useless answers. It even makes Ask.com look like the Encyclopaedia Britannica....
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LMFAO that cracked my ass up! Knowing people in rural Alabama I have to say not all of them are all that stupid. :) And they have internet.
     
  6. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    *facepalm*
    If I were her relative, I'd be genuinely worried. Unless this was just a 12 year-old attention-seeker.
     
  7. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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  8. TSE macrumors 68030

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    no offense guys but it's the internet. this isn't homework or an assignment, who cares about spelling and grammar as long as it's eligible?
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Fixed that for you

    Because for many people, it isn't limited to the internet, they take it with them through school and into the professional world. They think it is perfectly acceptable to use all caps, all lowercase, text speak, incomplete sentences, misspelled words, and even the wrong words. It's these people that complain about not being taken seriously, even though they come across as incompetent, uneducated or lazy morons.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It doesn't get any better than this!
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, I too really enjoyed that. Thank you TSE for providing the nice little FAIL. :)

    (But based on the second Yahoo post that Jessica linked, I even more suspect it's someone faking...)
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    Eligible for what?

    Honestly, since "on the Internet" all any knows about a person is how they communicate, logic (or at least a basic self-respect) should dictate that one would ensure that the communication is as clear and legible as possible.
     
  13. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    That qualifies 100% for an Epic Fail. Nice find :)
     
  14. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I agree.

    If people want to talk to their friends like that, fine. I'm not reading it. If the two of you can decipher each others' idiot speak, then I really don't care. But when I have to spend my time at work translating e-mails and IMs I get from co-workers that are typed like that into English, then it just really annoys me to no end.
     
  15. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Oh, yes, I agree completely. The original howler was an absolute gem, too. One can only hope that it is true; or rather, for one's peace of mind, one can only hope sincerely that it is not true. Cheers.
     
  16. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Joke account, nothing to see here (or rather on Yahoo).
     
  17. és: macrumors 6502a

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    This is one of two things; an epic fail or an epic success on the humour front. Brilliant, however you look at it.
     
  18. localoid macrumors 68020

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    An idiot savant rather than just a plain ol' idiot, you're saying ...?
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, this is as fake as the bigfoot discovery the other day.
     
  20. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    The second question has some great answers:

    Question:
    Best Answers:
     
  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I think I may change my views on gun ownership.
     

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