Yesterday my Lightly Nerdy side and my Grammar Snob met and collided in the reference aisle of Borders, and then, much like the Wonder Twins, combined and activated their powers to make me into even more of a dork than I already was.
I was looking for some new Spanish reference books (nerd alert #1, because it was just for fun), and I found a new book written by the Real Academia EspaÃ±ola, “the institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language” (nerd alert #2-a whole institution dedicated to grammar-HOW COOL!) all about the correct use of spelling and punctuation in the Spanish language (nerd alert #3-HOW COOL! Can I please buy this RIGHT NOW?!)
Sometimes I am just stunned that other people agree to associate with me at all.
DK Raymer says
Actually this could have been MUCH worse. You could have been all excited about a taxidermy book, or a book on Silver Stream travel trailers, or WCW Wrestlers. At least, this way, you are a cultured nerd… makes all the difference in the world!
We’re all nerds here at our house.. glad to know there are others. take care 🙂
Uh. That is pretty damn nerdy. Did you grow a pocket protector while you were in the aisle?
If I were king, nerds would rule. (I’ve often thought an institute for the regulation of English would be a Very Good Thing, and that it ought to have the powers of the Spanish Inquisition.)
At least, this way, you are a cultured nerd… makes all the difference in the world!
Thanks, DK! I appreciate that 🙂
We’re all nerds here at our house.. glad to know there are others
Yes, it’s always nice to know I’m not alone!
Did you grow a pocket protector while you were in the aisle?
No, but it was a really close thing 😛
If I were king, nerds would rule.
I think that actually, they already do.