I was planning on writing a different post today, until I received a comment on Tuesday’s post from “PA.”
I really liked this blog until your lecturing rant about the use of the word L.A. I can’t figure out if it’s just you trying to prove how smart you are or something else. People say L.A. everyday here, so really who cares but you. Let’s start up a posse of PA’S and rundown anyone who refers to our city as L.A. Give me a break elitist prick.
I tried to reply to PA directly, but the email s/he supplied didn’t work. So, I’m writing a whole post about it.
I’ll be perfectly honest, I don’t get a lot of comments in this vein, and it kinda hurt my feelings.
I have some peculiar hobby horses, and the L.A./Los Angeles thing is one of the odder ones. Of course, I was also exaggerating my passion on the subject for the sake of comedic effect. Call me pedantic if you must (’cause it’s true), but “elitist prick”? That’s pretty harsh.
And this is a limitation with the written word, I think. How many times have you made a joke or a sarcastic comment in an email, and it was taken the wrong way?