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Your Facebook grammar is killing me

The story behind the comic strip that has Facebook and copy editors rejoicing.  


Kevin Collier


Every day, the Daily Dot finds something that people on Facebook are sharing and, in turn, shares it with you—with a little explanation. Here’s today’s share.

Facebook’s grammarians are legion.

In the last eight days, over 28,000 people have shared a comic about a character who’s physically repulsed by bad grammar. He meets a companion whose grammar is so atrocious, it makes the first cough up pools of blood.

Grammerly, a product that autochecks grammar, shared the comic, though they didn’t draw it.

In a sense, neither did the comic’s author, because this is the result of a caption contest held by the four-man collective Cyanide and Happiness. In late January, they announced contest rules: take any old C&H comic, keep the art intact, and rewrite the dialogue. C&H fan “Jay A.” re-captioned a cartoon from 2009.

C&H haven’t formally announced winners from the contest, though they did post Jay A.’s entry on its site.

Per contest rules, users submitted their entries on C&H’s Facebook page, where Jay A. is a frequent commenter.

“I’m very eager,” he wrote about waiting to hear back on contest results. “[B]ut I’d feel rude if I emailed them lol. I think we just wait.”

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