Monday, November 8, 2010

A recipe for grammar and spelling

I recently found a great recipe online for easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. More rewarding than the recipe find, however, was the online conversation that appeared below it. The originator of the recipe had included the instructions, "Make fork indentations in cookies in criss cross fashon." Her spelling faux-pas launched readers into the following exchange. I take no credit for what you are about to read, and only hope that you appreciate the humour as much as I did.

  • you spelt fashion wrong!

  • dont matter | August 13, 2008 at 9:31 am - §

    why does it matter how she spelt anything shes being kind enough to share a recipe with us.

  • I use proper grammar. | October 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm - §

    You SPELLED spelled wrong.

  • ahah ! | October 28, 2008 at 10:01 am - §

    why does it matter if you use proper grammer or spell things wrong?as long as you have the recipe and make the cookies. And they work there shouldn;t be a problem

  • lol | November 8, 2008 at 5:03 pm - §

    this could develop into a funny conversation. In fact it already is.


  1. Silly internets! You can spell correctly AND make cookies. (Unless they thought there should be spelt in the cookies).

  2. And guess what? "Spelt" IS actually an acceptable form for the past tense of "spell"... so "dont matter" was actually right, about one thing... and "I use proper grammar", not so much :)